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Sweet sorrow: Smith’s, Halifax’s oldest bakery, to close next month


Smith’s Bakery announced Monday that it will be closing as of Aug. 10. - Facebook
Smith’s Bakery announced Monday that it will be closing as of Aug. 10. - Facebook

Smith’s Bakery & Café, Halifax’s oldest independent bakery, is closing its doors Aug. 10.

The Agricola Street bakery, established in 1932, announced the news on its Facebook page Monday night.

“The bakery’s current owners lease has ended, and they have been told they need to leave their current location,” the Facebook post said. “Since they don’t have the resources to move; they are selling it at a reduced price to someone who would like to take it on.”

A favourite in the city’s north end and far beyond, Smith’s is known for its wide range of delicious sweets. And its café is a local gathering place, serving coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, hot meals and more.

“We would really like this to be a positive send off, so your continued patronage would be greatly appreciated,” the bakery said on Facebook, promising that over the next few weeks it would be “baking up your old favourites until supplies runs out!”

It will also give “a free memorabilia item to the 30th customer” each day until it closes.

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