Updated: Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013, 8:36 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 29 Jan 2013, 8:36 PM EST
WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) -- A nearly 70 year staple in downtown West Haven is closing up shop. Peschell's Bakery has been baking up good eats for generations and many are heart broken about the news.
The bakery put up a note on their door saying the decision did not come lightly for the family.
They say small businesses are the heart of a community and the demands of owning a business and the competition have become challenging. They also thanked their loyal customers.
"It's going to be sad to see them go. Maybe they'll have a chance to relax now, you know? They don't have to worry about making bread at 5 o'clock in the morning anymore," said Mike Buonocure of West Haven.
"These big stores knock these small stores out of business. You can go into Stop and Shop and buy a cake for 15 bucks. You can't make a cake for 15 bucks now," said Frank Buonocore a West Haven business owner.
They weren't open when News 8 swung by there today but their last day will be Friday.