Gus & Paul’s Bakery and Deli on Sumner Avenue in Springfield could be closing its doors for the last time.
In a posting on the shop’s facebook page, Owner Gordon Weissman writes that he’s “trying to get something worked out,” but he’s not sure if he will reopen after Tuesday night’s close.
“Tomorrow may be my last day at 1209. Trying to get something worked out but i will be closing new years eve at 8pm and i am not sure if i will reopen and certainly not till valentines day the earliest. so if you need a G n P fix tomorrow could be your last chance……..Gordie”
The message was punctuated with a frowning face saying “sorry, we’re closed.” Many customers responded immediately with their own frowning face emoticons and writing “say it isn’t so.”
Back in February, the bakery closed temporarily after being seized by the state for non-payment of reportedly more than $57,000 in taxes.
Gus & Paul’s closes at 8:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.