Second Act Marketplace and Events Works with Up-and-Coming Bakery

Second Act Marketplace and Events, a market hall and event space located at the site of the beloved Red Vic Movie House, was converted into its new incarnation by its original owners, Betsy and Jack Rix. Second Act functions as a community space that includes retail storefronts for five local food & beverage businesses, and is delighted to announce  BULKA Bakery as its newest marketplace partner. This new partner joins Raw organic juices, AйDa Piroshki, Crêpe La Vie and Burma Bear, to provide the Haight neighborhood with gourmet food options under $10. In addition, Crêpe La Vie and Burma Bear recently celebrated their one year anniversary at Second Act.


“Now that we are approaching our year two of this food entrepreneurial experiment, we can proudly say it’s working,” said owners Jack and Betsy Rix. “We truly feel that a new community in the Haight is being built. In fact, we were introduced to the owner of BULKA Bakery from one of our original Marketplace partners, Anna from Anda Piroshki.”


Tatiana Kasatkina realized very quickly that baking was her big passion. She saw great success at her pop-up at Farm Table and wanted to fulfill her dream of opening a bakery and coffee shop.


“To be at Second Act is a great start for me,” said Kasatkina. “It does not require $100K+ investment to open a bake shop, and I can put different items on the menu to see what people like the most. It is going to be hard work and I cannot be more excited to get started!”


Opening in December, BULKA Bakery will serve along with coffee, savory and sweet pastries, signature housemade bread, granola with yogurt, buckwheat cereal, sweet farmer’s cheese with berries and nuts, croissants, quiche and hot pressed sandwiches for lunch and dinner.


“We are thrilled to add another delectable food option that will please anyone who visits Second Act,” added Jack and Betsy and Rix

For more information on BULKA Bakery visit their website:, or Facebook page:

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