The final day of business is tomorrow. Owner John Erdmann has been getting to work at 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. and staying until 7 p.m. to keep up with the demand.
John and his wife Anne say every morning there has been a line around the block waiting for them when they open at 7:30 a.m. To handle the crowds, relatives have been coming in to help on their off hours. They even brought in Anne's best friend from New Hampshire to pitch in.
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The bakery has been in business for 65 years. John took it over from his parents. He and Anne are looking forward to getting some rest and spending time with the grandkids.
Customers say this is an institution with delicious treats and good people and that it will be missed. The store will close at 6 p.m. Saturday.
No more EVER! ☹️ This sign is in the kitchen of Virginia Bakery in Berkeley - closing after 65 years. pic.twitter.com/ujgXXrD1f5— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) April 27, 2018
John Erdmann has been coming in at 1 or 2 am and staying till 7pm to deal with the demand since announcing the shut down of Virginia Bakery in Berkeley. It’s closing for good tomorrow at 6pm. pic.twitter.com/0XBxxfrIbq— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) April 27, 2018
This is the treat Anne Erdmann will miss the most from her bakery- the mocha cake. She and her husband are shutting down the Virginia Bakery in Berkeley tomorrow after 65 years in business. pic.twitter.com/sAEn3KkrX9— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) April 27, 2018
The crowd at Virginia Bakery in Berkeley on its next to last day. The owners will close tomorrow after65 Years. They have been shocked at the response since they announced their retirement. A line down the block every morning. pic.twitter.com/hlIevzQbzV— Amy Hollyfield (@amyhollyfield) April 27, 2018