Steve Shay
The Alki Bakery closed its doors tonight. Owners say wholesale operation is strong and will continue.

Alki Bakery closed doors for good Nov. 15

WS Herald first to report: Sad night for owners, employers, and customers, too

After 25 years, the Alki Bakery location on Alki Avenue closed its doors for good, according to employees. The other two outlets remain open. Apparently, they had a special arrangement with the landlord that just ran out.

Owners, CEO Kevin Piper and father, Dean, are saddened by the close, and especially for their employees, but say they will continue with their wholesale bakery business and are trying help their employees find related work. However, they asked not to be interviewed during this troubling evening.

Some passersby stopped and seemed shocked when they read the sign on the front door that the bakery closed.

"I assumed they were going through a remodel," said one onlooker. "Closed for good? I can't believe this."

A second sign reads, "Please visit our cafes at 5700 1st Avenue South, Georgetown, and 20809 72nd Avenue South in Centerpoint Corporate Park, Kent. Our products are also available at Metropolitan Market, West Seattle Thriftway, and many local coffee shops and cafes."

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