B&L Bakery in Rome to close doors after 33 years

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Giuseppe Libertella and Santo Beddia have baked a lot of bread over the past few decades.

Both came to the United States from Sicily and opened B&L Bakery in 1981. The two go to work at 7 p.m. each night, and while you are sleeping, the bread is baked and the pizza shells are made.

However, on Sunday, the bakery will close and the ovens will be turned off for good -- not because of lack of business, but because they have so much, and it's time to reflect.

"Just the little simple pleasures that life has to offer," said Francesca Libertella, wife of one of the owners. "Things that we missed during the 33 years. We're going to try to make them all up in the next 33 years, if it's God's will."

The City of Rome thanked the owners for their business service Wednesday. No plans have been made for the building, which is located at 407 N. James St.

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