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Frequent Manny's Cheesecake customer mourning loss of Utica staple

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - For over four decades, Manny's Cheesecakes occupied one of Utica's busiest intersections. Right on the corner of Oneida Street and the Parkway, Manny's became the perfect place for locals to grab something sweet.

Their cheesecake also became a staple for weddings, special occasions, and family traditions.

"I was like, 'Oh my god!' You know, it's like Desolation Row, Manny's is gone. What am I gonna do?" says Mackenzie Rutledge. "I get a Manny's cheesecake every year for my birthday, so does my brother, whose name is Manny. So I was pretty bummed out. My birthday's coming up in October and I don't know what I'm gonna do."

Manny's was not only a favorite for locals, but all over, having shipped their cheesecake all over the country.

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