Open in App
  • Local
  • U.S.
  • Election
  • Politics
  • Crime
  • Sports
  • Lifestyle
  • Education
  • Real Estate
  • Newsletter
  • Apple Valley News Now

    Walla Walla Bread Company to permanently close doors at the end of May.

    By Monique Ledesma,

    19 days ago
    https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2cN0mU_0tN1ekxf00

    Walla Walla Bread Company to permanently close doors at the end of May.

    ​COPYRIGHT 2024 BY APPLE VALLEY NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.

    Outside the Walla Walla Bread Co.

    Inside the Walla Walla Bread Co.

    WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- A popular local small business in Walla Walla announced this week they're closing permanently at the end of the month. Apple Valley News Now talked to people in the downtown area about what that closure will mean for the community.

    Walla Walla Bread Company has been a part of the Walla Walla community for over five years, but due to the cost to stay open they have decided to shut their doors to the community.

    “I feel like we're really losing a piece of Walla Walla that was really important. Really important, the way people could experience the wine and just the really high level quality of baking and artisan breads next door. It'll be a huge loss for the community,” Amy Bonde, an employee with the store next door said.

    “Very sad, it was a shock to me. I didn't know anything about it until a friend told me” Linda Schopp and Yolanda Lewellyn, Walla Walla community members said.

    “Bummer because the menu’s really nice and as tourists visiting for the first time we were looking forward to eating lunch here multiple times. So I'm not sure where we'll eat lunch when we come back” Lisa Beaumont, a tourist said.

    The absence of the Walla Walla bread company will not go unnoticed for local community members

    “Every week when I started my shifts here in the week. I would get all the bread that I needed for the week and I'd take those home and that was our bread for the week and I usually would get my breakfast there, I get my lunch there too, it's gonna make a big impact on my life,” Bonde said.

    “We don't have a good place to come and meet friends and have a good meal now, at least not at this one it will be an empty space again. And when we see the empty space, it'll make us think about here and what they represented when they were here,” Schopp and Lewellyn said.

    The Walla Walla bread company posted on social media saying:

    "This sad situation is the result of spiraling costs for all aspects of our business."

    Walla Walla Bread Company post

    The community members Apple Valley News Now spoke with said they understand that struggle.

    “Because restaurants are having a really hard time now and it's just another one going,” Schopp said.

    “Well, you know businesses come and go here quite a lot in our downtown. It is expensive to run a business. It is really expensive and you're really at the whim of who's walking down the street. And will they come in,” Bonde said.

    The last day the Walla Walla Bread Company will be open is Monday, May 31st.

    Walla Walla Unveils "Heritage Square" Renovation Project After 6 Years of Planning

    WALLA WALLA, Wash. –  On Friday, May 24th Walla Walla officially opened the "Heritage Square" renovation project that's been underway for months downtown!

    No Animals Hurt, But Supplies Lost in Fire at Yakima Humane Center

    YAKIMA, Wash. – The Yakima Humane Society is in need of people’s help. The call for help comes after a fire happened overnight at the Yakima Humane Center.

    Get Prepared: Register for Code Red App to Stay Safe During Emergencies

    BENTON & FRANKLIN COUNTIES, Wash. – When it comes to finding out about emergency situations people don't have to wait until you see a giant plume of smoke. Benton and Franklin county fire departments have an app called Code Red, to send out notifications.

    ​COPYRIGHT 2024 BY APPLE VALLEY NEWS NOW. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THIS MATERIAL MAY NOT BE PUBLISHED, BROADCAST, REWRITTEN OR REDISTRIBUTED.

    https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=3Sx8CF_0tN1ekxf00
    https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2FLkoW_0tN1ekxf00
    https://img.particlenews.com/image.php?url=2H4YZW_0tN1ekxf00
    Expand All
    Comments / 0
    Add a Comment
    YOU MAY ALSO LIKE
    Most Popular newsMost Popular

    Comments / 0