After decades of serving Islanders their daily fresh bread, Island Bakery will be turning off their ovens at the end of the month.
With heavy hearts, the family-owned and operated bakers say the last day to buy a fresh loaf will be January 31st, 2020. The shop, however, will remain open until February 10 to sell their day-old bread.
The store opened way back in 1982 by Larry and Audrey Roscoe, ‘with a dream to provide fresh bread at a competitive price.’
Over the years the company has been involved in the community, sponsoring local charities, sports teams, school functions, food banks and much more.
The family says it’s been a difficult decision to come to, one where they lost many nights’ sleep.
“We work on a volume-based business model and over the years we’ve seen a drastic decline in volume because of market trends, large national brands giving kickbacks and rebates to be exclusive, our little bakery has no choice but to close our doors,” said the Roscoe family on a statement the company’s Facebook post.
“We’d like to thank each and every one of our loyal customers for your nearly 40 years of support. Thank you for bringing us into your homes for the past 38 years,” wrote the Roscoe family.