The 20 customers grabbing their last bits of goodness were respectfully sad, and sharing their sorrow with the Lubeley daughter, who was hella-busy behind the cash register, but calm and gracious to everyone.
The case where the Dobash Torte always sat was completely empty, save for one chocolate cake.
Or think about this: the original family that started the business had completely different motivations than the subsequent generations who inherited it.
What was once your high school job becomes a career that was assigned to you.
And since Lubeley’s and Federhofer’s have similar goods, there were many who felt a sense of relief that their sweet-tooth need not suffer.
I remarked to him about the recent remodeling and upgrades; does this mean Federhofer’s has no plans to retire?
I go there so regularly they know my face; it’s my .
8 minutes after leaving Lubeley’s for the last time, I walked into a familiar cookie hug, and bought a cake for the dinner, and two donuts to immediately drown my Dobash sorrow.
Or got a ticket from the traffic police who hide on the eastern edge.
I pulled into the Lubeley’s parking lot, which (unlike most days) was so packed I had to wait for a spot to open up. Louis family businesses (not on this stretch of Watson Road! On New Year’s Eve 2015, Yacovelli’s Restaurant said goodbye after 95 years. Louis Countians, including my family, who had so many family gatherings in the banquet rooms over the decades.
“Maybe.” I knew I would not be able to get up at the crack of dawn to vie for the last precious few Dobash tortes.
Anyone who do such a thing deserved it far more than me.
Lately, Federhofer’s has done quite a bit of interior updating, indicating they are in it for the long haul.