After 48 years of supplying Decatur with coffee cakes, strudel, breads, kuchen and iconic gingerbread men, the German Bakery will close up shop tomorrow.
“I hate to be leaving, but there’s really not much I can do,” said owner Gary Welshons, when reached by telephone. “It’s been a rough couple of years.”
This small bakery, which occupies a standalone building on a side street off Lawrenceville Highway is one of the last spots in town that still has the feeling of a old-time town bakery.
Many times, my wife and I tried unsuccessfully to corral our kids through Home Depot next door. Eventually, one of us would get the bright idea to gather up our bored, unruly progeny and walk through the parking lot to the German Bakery so the other could shop for paint in peace. The cookies and gingerbread men were a definite bonus.
If you want one last taste, go tomorrow before 5 p.m.
(2914 White Boulevard, Decatur, 404-296-4336)
(Thanks to reader Julie for the tip.)