Barbara Salkin sauntered down Agricola Street to Smith’s Bakery for the last time Sunday morning.
The north-end Halifax resident often stopped by the baked goods shop for baked beans, a loaf of bread or a sweet treat.
But her last trip to Smith’s was for a different reason.
“I’m hoping they have something I can use myself, but also reminds me of this place a little,” Salkin said before heading into the bakery.
Saturday was the last day of business for Smith’s Bakery, which opened in 1932.
Sunday, the bakery put everything on sale, from rolling pins and baking sheets to pictures and peanuts.
Many people walked around with boxes full of baking supplies, arms full of bags of ingredients and pictures off the walls.
“People have been coming here for a long time, so it’s memories for them,” Dennis Evans, president of Smith’s Bakery, said at the garage sale.
“We sold all our coffee mugs that had the logo on them in the first two weeks, so it’s just so somebody has something at home.”
Evans said Sunday marked a sad day, “but the neighbourhood is changing fast, so it’s time to move on.”
Salkin browsed through stacks of cutting boards and sheet pans, decorative ribbons and glassware, and eventually found what she was looking for.
“I already have one, but maybe this will make me bake a little bit better,” she said with a laugh, holding a rolling pin.
Other shoppers dropped by the bakery to see what was for sale or walk through one last time.
The bakery had an industry sale for the bigger equipment often used by restauarants on Saturday night.
Evans said there are a few alternate plans for what isn’t sold at the garage sale.
“I just don’t want it to go to the landfill or get thrown out,” he said, noting any leftover food will go to Souls Harbour, as they’ve done in the past.
Smith’s Bakery’s garage sale is on until 4 p.m. today. There is a $2 entrance fee, with all proceeds going to Souls Harbour.