Bleeding Heart Bakery Sucks

An inside look at Chicago's Bleeding Heart Bakery. "Punk rock pastry" that exploits its workers and treats its customers like crap.

I have so many questions

How is posting a Facebook rant about people talking about you on the Internet any different than people posting on the Internet about the crazy things you do?

You can’t talk about where you’re from because it’s a West Side Story thing. So, you’re Puerto Rican? Also, who cares where you’re from? 

Your spelling and grammar… it’s bad. 

It’s pretty gross that you’re blaming your recent arrest on your dead husband. And blaming everything else that’s happened to you on everyone but yourself. 

How have you been addicted to opiates since you were three days old? Since birth, sure… maybe your mom was taking them when she was pregnant with you, although I’ve met your mom that doesn’t seem likely. Who started giving a three day old baby drugs and why is that person not in jail forever? 

You’re a pretty old school skinhead, so I guess that explains the pink yarn extensions you had when I worked for you? Skinheads are pretty into the raver/ 4 Non-blondes look from what I understand. Oi oi 

You go from dishing on who is and who isn’t a “real” skinhead to challenging strangers to come to your house and fight you (WHERE ARE YOUR KIDS???) to referring to yourself as an adult with adult problems. Which is it? Are you a child who has to be in a club to feel special and who can’t take responsibility for her own life, or are you an adult who can pick herself up, go get some help, and take care of her children who must be unbelievably distressed over losing their dad. 

I wanted to warn people who were considering working for you or getting into business with you and now I just want you to check yourself in somewhere before it’s too late. I’m never going to come to your house and fight you no matter how many times you invite me. So just stop fighting everyone and go fix yourself. Prove to everyone that you can clean up and be a decent person and I’ll delete this blog. 

Submission: This was posted on Vinny’s Facebook by Michelle

Michelle Zoie O’Sullivan about an hour ago in Skokie, IL

Ok, instead of deleting, Casey Sullivan Nd Angel E Sullivan-Raz and a few others are turning this in to the Sullivan family skinhead page. I’ll be erasing a ton of stuff so if you want it you have till Starbucks and walgreens and I drive a bit fast. Again, this is our lives going forward. No more backwards. We are certainly not speaking of my late husband, Vinny Garcia. Like any couple we had our problems, mostly bakery issues. I mean come on, we owned a very busy FROM SCRATCH Bakery that spent 39^ food cost or 61 % on labor. Anyone who knew is knew we likes in a one bead room apartment and drove a beat old scoot do van for our first 7 years. We we’re then instructed to start paying our selfs what we would make someone else. (I wonder who of you will sniff this out and pass it on to Lanna oh, I. Mean chitiwn john (get a normal name you are NOT a skinheAd anymore or the infamous joeG all day who has his intent on ruining my life. Here’s two truths for you. Since I know you’re about 12, who someone loves is no one s business but their and their family . You will never ever know when these things . We we’re together close to 18 years, married at age 20 21. Vinny was an amazing guy buy our problems were real and public. We stayed together for the kids, for the bakery and because that’s what traditional proper skins do. What has happened and the truth about Casey and I will be coming oit soon on a video. Now, trying to ruin my career? I’ll always have my brain and I’ll always have my hands. I realize there are ways you could take both from me but your a coward who hides beside a screen I’ve given you my number and address, same with all the fools who claim I owe then money. The truth is that I own $560 all together. Enough to try and run me out of my one tr ue profession. So, from now on you will only be seeing the love Casey and I hAve for each other, the love he has for three difficult skinhead children that aren’t even his and were never previously disciplined. The love we have for our extended family and our countries. (I’m not allowed to say what I am, it’s a bit west side story) and it’s not Poland. So, keep trolling my, Casey’s and angel’s, Mike Park’s pages . Maybe you’ll learn a little about working Working Class, how to not dress or act like a whore and how to see though people’s eyes, as a reporter, getting the truth out NOT just what wikl make your “punk or hipster movement have more street cred. You were in diapers when I shaved up, most of you weren’t born. I’m no longer playing games. These are adult problems, unless you also have three special needs kids, a mortgage that’s two months behind and a car you don’t want at all but no one else does either. Or right and the ph police were nice enough to slash my tires so I drove from 26 and cal to Palos off Harlem ( arresting officer coincidentally was my damn parole officer when I was 13 so pleaE try to see the illegalities in this. I’ll talk more privately. Oh, a scotche on my glorious mugshot. PleaE tell mr what you would look like if you’d been awake 39 hours, most of it in the bull pen, which doesn’t work out well for a blond haired blue eyes girl with skinbyrd (thank uou Beth Phil Cisco) across my whole chest and “skinhead girl, keep the faith” from warrior across the left side of my neck. So after getting the crap our of me for a good 12 hours (they stopped for lunch). During this time I made one friend and coincidentally the only other woman of causation persuasion. She literally layed on top of me while the beating continued. Finally, at noon, we had court. However I recently did a very intense program in order to never take narcotics again. I take very serious medication four times a day. I also have a Microchip that reacts to opiates in such a way that I could quite literally die. The lock up didn’t care. My mug shot was taken after for hours of straight puking and getting an epi injection when they decided they knew me about my opiate addiction that I have quite literally been fighting since I was three days old. Oh, you may learn how to make the best Irish soda bread. And I’m not Irish. Close but with the ira, not close enough to count. Maybe I just keep dying my hair red. Then again, how do I explain three Mexican children. god I love America. — at Downtown Skokie.

Anonymous asked: Where's the video of Casey saying that- straw purchases are federal weapons violations. Post it. RIP worst bakery ever.

the video has been removed but here’s a screen grab someone submitted - Cabela is a hunting & fishing store that offers federal firearms licenses. 

Anonymous asked: Whats your address. This keyboard warrior shit has gone too far. Im a I am a very old skinhead, I pride myself on honor and integrity. Clearly you do neither. I have made plenty of mistakes, and probably still will but to insinuate I have caused my children harm is uncalled for as are most of the anonymous submissions. If you'd like to face this like a man you would show your face and have a conversation instead of a bloodbath leaving me with no support for my children.Oi. My address is posted.

OK sure, let me just mosey on over to the crazy person who was recently arrested on weapons charges’ house. Michelle, can you not see that everything that’s happening to you is YOUR fault? It’s not this blog, it’s not “haters,” it’s not “keyboard warriors.” You treated the people who worked for you like shit. You disrespected your dead husband’s memory by marrying someone a month after his death. You had a gun and you went to jail. If you don’t think witnessing those things hurts your kids you’re even more messed up than we thought. 

This blog is filled with anonymous submissions because you throw “I’m a skinhead, come fight me” around whenever anyone has anything to say about the way you treat people. Grow up, and get some help. You need it. 

As you probably noticed, we were silent for quite some time here, partially because Vinny Garcia passed away suddenly and despite personal experiences with him at the bakery that left a less-than-favorable impression, we aren’t angry enough to speak ill of the dead. Our thoughts are with Vinny’s children.
…especially now that their mother has been arrested on weapons possession charges along with her new boyfriend, Casey Sullivan. 
Yes, Vinny died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 6th and on January 16th Michelle posted a photo on her Facebook page showing off her new throat tattoo which reads “Casey.” The caption read “Haters gonna hate but I’m happy for the first time in a long time and so are the kiddos. This one isn’t going anywhere.” As for Casey, he posted a video of Michelle applying for an FOID card - the commentary on the video was him laughing that he couldn’t get one because of his criminal record, so Michelle was getting it for him. Nice. 
Again, our hearts go out to Vinny’s three children who sadly lost their father and seem to be on the brink of losing their mother. Hopefully some of the cash raised for the Garcia family that was raised by various online and local fundraisers goes to those poor kids. 

As you probably noticed, we were silent for quite some time here, partially because Vinny Garcia passed away suddenly and despite personal experiences with him at the bakery that left a less-than-favorable impression, we aren’t angry enough to speak ill of the dead. Our thoughts are with Vinny’s children.

…especially now that their mother has been arrested on weapons possession charges along with her new boyfriend, Casey Sullivan. 

Yes, Vinny died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 6th and on January 16th Michelle posted a photo on her Facebook page showing off her new throat tattoo which reads “Casey.” The caption read “Haters gonna hate but I’m happy for the first time in a long time and so are the kiddos. This one isn’t going anywhere.” As for Casey, he posted a video of Michelle applying for an FOID card - the commentary on the video was him laughing that he couldn’t get one because of his criminal record, so Michelle was getting it for him. Nice. 

Again, our hearts go out to Vinny’s three children who sadly lost their father and seem to be on the brink of losing their mother. Hopefully some of the cash raised for the Garcia family that was raised by various online and local fundraisers goes to those poor kids. 

While we’re on the topic of lost wages, can we talk about the fact that these two owe countless people money and they still have the balls to try and crowd source the funding for their new business? And you know, if there is one thing that the Pilsen community really needs it’s modern Mexican pastries made by two people who treat their employees like shit. 

While we’re on the topic of lost wages, can we talk about the fact that these two owe countless people money and they still have the balls to try and crowd source the funding for their new business? And you know, if there is one thing that the Pilsen community really needs it’s modern Mexican pastries made by two people who treat their employees like shit. 

Lost Wages

I get a lot of messages from former BHB employees looking to organize to either sue or just to touch base with each other. Unfortunately, since most of you want to remain anonymous, I can’t connect you to each other. I suggest that one of you start a Yahoo group, or a private group on Facebook, invite people you trust, and let them invite others. 

Otherwise, consider contacting a non-profit such as Arise Chicago that helps workers recover wages that have been stolen from them. 

(Source: arisechicago.org )

Submission

Just clicked in my head I won’t be getting any taxes back more than likely from BHB. Working in hell for over a year was now completely not worth it. Knowing theyre back here and working really pisses me off too.

So does this mean you won’t be applying to work at Lucha Dulce? 

Submission: Rip off…

When BHB closed they claimed they would send their “great” cupcakes and souvenirs anywhere, even outside of Chicago. So I ordered some. Total was around $46. Then after not receiving anything for over a week I get an email stating that the price to overnight went up 10 more dollars. Again I received nothing. After emailing Vinny he refunded me the 10 but not the rest and I never got anything else in the mail. I got in touch with west end bakery and they never responded either.. Sucks to be ripped off 40 some bucks but I guess they needed the money more than me. Hope it helped them move.
Well, now you know where to find them.