Gruttadauria's Bakery prepares for move to California
Greece, N.Y. – An iconic business in Greece has closed its doors as it prepares to move out west.
The last day for Gruttadauria’s Bakery was Tuesday. Owners are planning on moving the business to Temecula, California, and will operate the business under the name Gruttadauria’s 1914 Bakery.
For those who can’t travel cross-country for Gruttadauria’s baked goods, the company says it will still be shipping its culinary creations, beginning with cookies in February and additional items in the future. Gift cards purchased in Rochester can still be used for online purchases.
This comes as the bakery shifts hands to its fourth-generation owners, Michael Gruttadauria and his brother, Dominic.
Third-generation owner Mark Gruttadauria says the new location is a popular wedding destination.
“We want to sincerely thank the Rochester community for supporting our family business for the last 105 years,” said Gruttadauria. “The closing is bittersweet. We are sad to be leaving Rochester, but excited for the opportunities that await our son as he takes over ownership and pursues success on the West Coast.”
The bakery was open for 90 years on Jay Street before moving in 2004 to West Ridge Road in Greece.