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Main Street Bakery closes after three decades

Oct 26, 2016

The Main Street Bakery and Cafe closes today.
Credit Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Owner Bill Dinsmoor sat at the community table Wednesday, taking in the sights and sounds of his last week in business. The Main Street Bakery and Cafe closes today after 27 years in business.

Alongside Dinsmoor is Anthony Rizzuto. He has been coming to the little shop on the corner for nearly his entire life. When he was a kid, he ran up a huge bill for his dad through the course of a month.


“I think there were like 200 and something donuts that I had consumed in a one-month time period, cause I was basically taking the whole second grade and buying them all donuts,” Rizzuto said. “I didn’t realize that a house account actually charges money.”

Bill Dinsmoor, owner of the restaurant.
Credit Patrick Fort / Aspen Public Radio

Dinsmoor had been looking for someone to buy the restaurant business as his retirement loomed, but there were no takers. The bakery has served as the community’s gathering place for nearly three decades. So it’s memories, like Rizzuto’s, that patrons will be able to hold on to, when the bakery closes at the end of today.