I think many long time Alaskans still come here to reminisce of the old bakery. It used to be criminal if you were headed south and didn't stop to grab one of the massive sized bear claws or fritters. The people running the show were amazing and a treasure to have in the state. From the old man who would show kids how things in the back worked, to the lady with broken English who was never too busy to offer a welcoming smile. The kids never cared that they could only understand about every fourth word said, they would nosh on broken cookies while glowing in the praise and care of our host and hostess. Most people felt cared for by the owners of the bakery, resident and tourist alike. Half the bakery is gone as Girdwood has taken a flying leap into contemporary times. In it stand a Subway sandwich shop. Not only has the bakery decreased in size, portions of baked goods have drastically decreased. Several old favorites have disappeared all together. Some things have increased. Namely prices and the amount of negative behavior one can expect to receive from whomever is running the front. Sometimes they act like sullen children forced to work in the family business. Other times they act like you're bothering them and they act flat out rude.
We go in a few times here and there and hope things have improved. Sadly they haven't and am beginning to believe they never will. Now the bakery is just a shadow of its former self. A ghost in need of exorcism so it can be at peace. Unless something changes, going here just isn't worth it.
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