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Open since 1907, landmark Worcester bakery closes

July 22, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Worcester bakery is closing its doors for good after serving treats and baked goods since 1907.

The Telegram & Gazette (http://bit.ly/1g4YTfh ) reports that Widoff’s Bakery closed Saturday after owner Mark Picard called off an unsuccessful GoFundMe campaign to raise money to replace vital equipment and fix the roof.

Widoff’s shut down for three days in June following complications involving the city and state health inspectors. Picard says he was experiencing problems with the bakery’s ovens when he launched the failed $100,000 GoFundMe page.

A last-ditch effort to save the bakery was made by Edward Murphy, who purchased the 19,000-square foot building that houses Widoff’s on July 16.

Murphy says he wasn’t planning on Widoff’s going out of business so soon and hopes another bakery takes the space.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com