Jan. 19, 2017 By Hannah Wulkan
An Italian bakery in Woodside has shut down for good after 45 years in business.
After wavering back and forth as to whether or not to close its doors, V&V Bakery at 61-19 Roosevelt Avenue has shut its doors for good.
The Sunnyside Post first reported that it was closing on Sunday, but then hours later the bakery announced on Facebook that it would reopen on January 17 “due to popular demand.”
Since that post, the bakery has once again decided to shut down because of weak business and rent hikes.
The bakery opened in Woodside in 1972, and remained largely unchanged over the years, offering Italian cookies and cakes in a glass case, as well as freshly baked breads.
“Many of our customers who moved away would come back and see us from time to time,” said owner Iliana LaMicela on Sunday. “Our customers were like family to us.”
The bakery is no longer open and the phone number has been disconnected.