Save Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne
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Aunt Millie's Bakery in Fort Wayne has announced the closure of their facility in April of 2018. It is vitally important that the people of Fort Wayne let Aunt Millie's know that this is the wrong move.
Aunt Millie's Bakery is absolutely iconic to Fort Wayne. The smell of bread baking downtown has been part of our identity for 116 years! Given the current resurgence in business and industry in Fort Wayne, especially downtown, it is a mistake to take away this vital business now. The company has decided that closing the plant and laying off 91 employees is the right move to "reduce excess capacity", but this is not correct. The people of Fort Wayne love the bakery and its history that is so entwined with our own. Why give up on us after we have served proudly as headquarters to this company for over a century? We are known for the revolving sliced bread sign on top of the bakery and the company claims the sign will remain; but without the smell of the bread baking, what is the point?
The Popp Family should reconsider the closing the Fort Wayne location. It is especially shocking considering all of the opportunities flooding into our city at this time. When other businesses are building, investing, and vying for a chance to get into our area, it seems very wrong to move a long-standing integral part of our culture and commerce out.
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