The Fargo-Moorhead area is saying goodbye to a business that's been in the community for more than 90 years; 92 to be exact! Thursday is Quality Bakery’s last day of business.
"They don't usually let me up front,” said owner Pete Fendt. “So to come out and actually see it, it's incredible," Fendt said as customers flooded the small bakery Thursday morning.
The lines went out the door as people waited to get their final sweets from the closing bakery. It’s a decision that's been long in owner Pete Fendt's mind.
"I've been looking forward to the chance to take some time off, so it's a happy-sad time."
Many people say this is the spot they came to growing up. It’s also a piece of Pete and his family’s heart.
"Just about everybody in my family at one time has worked at the bakery, so it's part of my whole family’s life."
Thursday, Pete and his family of co-workers say goodbye, thinking back of the many years in business.
"Reflecting back, I'm going to miss a lot of it, you know. I've been running around taking pictures just so I can remember it," Fendt explains.
The closing is bitter-sweet as it gives Pete and his wife more time to spend with family and friends.
"We're looking forward to doing some traveling and taking some off."
Every piece of equipment from Quality Bakery is now for sale. Pete says they have to be out of the South University location by the end of May.
The Valley Today's Kristi Larson presented Pete with a plaque thanking him for his years of delicious goods and for his volunteer work with Valley Water Rescue.