Colonial bread store closing

by Clay Neely - clay@newnan.com

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The Colonial Bread store on Newnan’s Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard will be closing on April 19.

Many longtime patrons of the store are surprised to hear of the closing. The cashier has been designated to give the bad news to each customer.

“It’s just terrible,” one patron said. “I grew up in Oregon and my mom would always take me to the bread store. It was part of our community. When we moved here 10 years ago, we were so excited to know that we had a bread store, and it was part of our weekly routine.”

According to an official statement from Bimbo Bakeries, “Our company is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of the world's best fresh baked breads, buns, rolls and cake products. In order to focus more sharply on our core competencies, the decision was made to close some of our retail stores.”

“It’s just sad,” said another patron. “I think the only reason they’re closing this store is because the parent company would make more money giving the food away as a write-off. It’s simply greed and we’re on the receiving end. It’s frustrating to know there isn’t anything you can do about it either.”

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