Long Islanders can lay claim to some of the best food in the world. Pizza. Bagels. And of course everyone has their favorite bakery that they swear by. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a quick bite, some bakeries are worth travelling out of your way to. Entenmann’s, one of the most famous bakeries in the world, was based on Long Island.
So it’s a happy occasion when a new bakery opens, full of promise and hopefully years of success as a new favorite for the next generation. But, it’s a sad day when an old favorite closes its doors.
Photo: S. Prestano Bakery Facebook page.
This summer, Swan Bakery, a 28-year staple in Patchogue served its last cake. Recently, S. Prestano Bakery in Selden, an old-fashioned mom and pop bake shop that specialized in Italian-American breads, cookies, pastries, cakes and doughnuts, sadly said it was closing after forty years in business.
The announcement was made on their Facebook page.
"The decision is bittersweet but is one that has to be made. At 65 and my wife at 64 we are mentally and physically ready for a new chapter in our lives. Time to enjoy our remaining lives together while we are still able to,” they wrote. “The bakery business has not been without its ups and downs over the years but all in all has given us a good life. We thank all the customers and employees who enabled us to be in business for all these years and would not have been able to succeed without their support. Thank you all!”