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Roma Bakery closing its doors for the last time Wednesday

Posted at 8:28 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 20:28:55-04

LANSING, Mich. — A Lansing staple, Roma Bakery, is closing it's doors for the last time Wednesday.

The bakery has been a part of the Lansing community for 50 years.

The owners, Sostin and Mena Castriciano, say the decision to close has been a long time coming.

The couple says they are retiring, but Mena wouldn't close the door on another "downsized" business venture.

"People that said retirement, I don't feel retired yet. I just find, maybe a little Roma who know, we'll find out my place. God is good. He'll let me know when," Mena said.

The bakery, which started out as an Italian grocery store in 1969, has been a favorite stop for Paczki in the area, as well as a provider of deli trays, specialty pastries, King cakes, and much more.

The couple decided to sell the building after looking for nearly four years and failing to find someone who could take over the business.

"Just cannot find many bakers anymore so my husband who works 12-15 hours a day. That's hard, you now. He's a hard worker. He's a little guy, but he moves, boy. It's too much for us now, " Mena said.

The couple said that they're going to stay in Lansing and will spend more time with their family, especially their grandchildren.

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