Posted by Mike, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Sep 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm
This write-up is a challenging read.
I'm left wondering if the bakery is relocating or closing for good.
I read that the bakery "has outgrown it's floorspace" and that "We can't meet the growing wholesale business we have and need to move on," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read that the bakery is "considering tenant relocation offers from Dublin and Livermore," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read "Business slumped . . . with the recession starting in 2008, but contracts to supply . . . local restaurants and caterers have helped grow the business," suggesting trouble followed by nuanced improvement, "nuanced" meaning that "helped grow" doesn't seem to imply recovery, which suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read "Once we have signed on to a larger place . . .," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
However, this is followed by, "we hope to woo these accounts back," implying that the above-mentioned contracts were subsequently lost, which suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read, "If I could knock down a few walls, we could stay here and increase the size of our kitchen," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read, "the crew will use the month to consider other options," which implies that there is no plan beyond 5:00PM and suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read about Fitzsimons that "She's in big demand and will have no trouble moving on when she chooses," rather than, say, "Although she's in big demand, she will continue to be a part of the Bibiane family in its new location." This suggests the bakery is closing.
Perhaps the headline should read,
"Bakery closing for now but hopes to reopen in larger location."