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Quickly and quietly, Bakewell Bakery closes in downtown Flossmoor

Two years after it opened in downtown Flossmoor, Bakewell Bakery has closed in somewhat mysterious fashion. The bakery, which cooked up sweet and savory English treats, was open as recently as Saturday, June 23. At 5:15 a.m. June 25, Bakewell posted on its Facebook page a brief announcement that the shop was closing.

Community rallies around Homewood business after misfortunes push it to the brink

Running a small, traditional bakery is a big challenge in the best of times, he said, but for Pearson's, 18670 Dixie Highway, misfortune has made the task even harder in recent months. Owner Paul Drzymalla has been encouraged, though, by a renewed interest in the shop by community members who want to help. [Updated 9:40 a.m. Feb. 18]

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