Sipos Bakery on Smith Street in Perth Amboy, which has been open for more than 50 years, is closing next month.
The last working day will be June 4, according to a post on the bakery’s Facebook page.
“Many of you have already heard and unfortunately the rumors are true. It is with great sadness that we announce that Sipos’ Bakery will be closing its doors for the last time on June 4, 2023,” it said in a statement on Thursday.
“We are very grateful to all our loyal customers for their continued patronage and support over the decades. We have built great relationships with all of you, both near and far, and we are sad to say goodbye. If you were a daily customer, came from out of town to holiday season to receive traditional Hungarian pastries or order from our website for nationwide shipping, we appreciate you,” the post said.
The message also thanked family and friends who have supported the bakery, as well as staff who have worked there over the years, for their “tireless efforts”, particularly over the past few weeks.
The message also expressed gratitude to the Perth Amboy community and beyond.
According to the bakery’s website, it opened more than 50 years ago and served Perth Amboy’s Hungarian, Polish and other European population.
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The original owner, George Sipas, sold his bakery to two lifelong bakers, who sought to continue serving the traditional pastries that drew long lines of customers during the holiday season.
Bakery. located across Smith Street from Dr. Herbert N. Richardson Elementary School and Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church, is known for Hungarian bagels rolled with poppy seeds or walnuts, babka baked with raisins and cheese, Hungarian muffins and even babalki.
In recent years, the bakery has expanded its danish and pastry lineup to meet the demand of Perth Amboy’s Hispanic population, and has recently become famous for Quesitos (cheese sticks), Pan Tortuga (turtle bread), Mexican Conchas and Tres Leche cake slices.
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