Vito's Bake Shop in Mineola is set to close on Aug. 25 after being in business for over 30 years.
The announcement came by way of Joanna Carroll, the daughter of current owner/operator Vito and Rosa Errico, who submitted an announcement about the long-standing bakery's closing due to their retirement.
The couple also have another daughter, Christina and a son, Vito Jr.
The store, located at 109 Main St. in Mineola, was first opened in 1980.
The full text of the announcement is as follows:
One Last Goodbye for Vito’s Bake Shop
After over 30 years of business Vito’s Bake Shop is closing its doors on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Vito’s Bake Shop has been a second home to the Errico family and a special place to get baked goods for so many. We would like to thank the community and all of the dedicated customers whom we have developed relationships with over the years. We would love to see our customers come in one last time during these next few days of business, so we encourage everyone to please stop by.
A special note to mommy & papa:
“We appreciate everything that you brought to the community and us. We’ve had memories that taught us life skills and what it means to be dedicated and work hard. We’ve had good times and bad times but the bakery was always home. We wish you well as you head into retirement.
We’ll always have the memories…
Thank you for everything, we love you.”
Vito Jr., Joanna & Christina
Requests for interviews from the Erricos were declined.