An iconic Rochester bakery will sell its final cakes and kolache directly from a counter this weekend, though it will still sell through online orders.
Daube’s Bakery posted on its Facebook today the announcement about the closing of its south location at 1600 S. Broadway.
“After June 27, we are sadly closing down our south store and will not have a storefront. We are however taking orders online for cakes and some of our other delicious products,” according to the FB posting. “We can accept orders through Facebook messenger and we are in the process of revamping our website to help accommodate these changes.”
Owner Dihanna DuVaught closed the original bakery location on Civic Center Drive Northwest in March as well as its Daube's Down-Under location in the downtown Rochester subway. Equipment from the Civic Center site was auctioned off.
DuVaught opened the 1600 S. Broadway location in the former Carousel Floral and Gift center during the summer of 2019. She purchased the business from its founder Cynthia Daube in 2015.
Daube created the bakery and worked for 28 years to earn its reputation for tortes, wedding cakes, unique Easter treats, doughnuts and other baked goods.
"It's sad day," said Daube in April of the first closings. "I had hoped it would remain an institution in the city ... It does break my heart."
These changes follow the closure of another long-time Rochester bakery, the Gingerbread House, last September.
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