This press release and letter was provided by Lawrenceville Main Stree’s ePress.
Did you know that the Village Bakery on Gordon Ave in historic Lawrenceville, currently owned and operated by Karen Childs, has sadly and unexpectedly closed for business? Unfortunately, for those that visit the bakery often, you were greeted earlier last week with locked doors and a heartfelt note from Childs, or Karen as most have come to know her. The bakery, which has been owned by Childs since 2004, has been a staple in the Lawrenceville community for over 50 years. She is only the third owner in its long history. The loss of this business will certainly leave a void in the Main Street community.
The official letter of closure is listed below:
To all of our friends and patrons of the Village Bakery,
As of today, The Village Bakery is closed. It will not reopen under this management.
After almost nine years of ownership, the decision to close was a difficult one. The loss we incurred from Sandy, plus the inability to hire qualified personnel to produce and sell our products over the past eight months drained all our resources. Without the necessary help and funds that we need to accomplish our jobs, it was determined that closing the bakery was our only option. Our “regulars” have made The Village Bakery their home-away-from-home, which is the finest compliment any owner could receive.
Thank you all for your patronage and goodwill over the years.
Karen P. Child, Owner/Pastry Chef
Lawrenceville Main Street wishes Karen and her husband Bo Childs, who often plays music at the bakery and throughout town, including Main Street’s Music in the Park program and A Night in the Village event, a warm yet sad farewell. Your presence will be deeply missed by all that knew you and frequented the bakery. We wish you all the best in all of your new endeavors.
With the holiday season upon us, please remember to support Lawrenceville Main Street and other local businesses and organizations with your shopping dollars.