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Homeowners share ‘bittersweet’ resolution to shut beloved Hoboken bakery

HOBOKEN, N.J. — When you ask the locals, Giorgio’s Italian & French Store in Hoboken is far more than only a bakery.

“They know their neighborhood,” Jane Zeff, a longtime buyer, instructed PIX11 Information.

In current weeks, the dialog contained in the Washington Avenue staple has targeted on one factor — the store’s ultimate days. After about 50 years, the household working the beloved spot is deciding to maneuver on.

Mary Grace Castiello, who took over the enterprise after her dad — Giorgio — handed away in 2019, mentioned it’s time for a change. 

“It’s very bittersweet,” she mentioned. “We’re a part of the neighborhood and I’m very grateful, however it’s going to be a giant change to not see everyone.”

And because the cut-off date approached, the large query Castiello retains getting from prospects is “what’s the subsequent transfer?”

Castiello mentioned she at the moment has no concept, however is aware of that it isn’t the top of the street for Giorgio’s, hinting that it might come again in a special kind.

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