A Sacramento-area bakery is going out of business after a dispute over the prices of its pastries.
The Olde Sacramento Bakery has been closed since the summer of 2017 and owner Tony Tran said the bakery was forced to close after it could not agree on prices with its vendors.
“We had a good run, and we were doing well financially,” Tran told the Sacramento Bee.
Tran said he and his wife, Ann, did not agree to the price changes.
“I didn’t have any complaints,” he said.
After a number of negotiations with the vendors, Tran says he agreed to keep the bakery open.
The couple also wanted to make a profit by selling their bakery items online.
“The reason I kept the business was because I wanted to do the same thing with my business as I did with my other business,” Tram said.
The bakery’s current website shows it sells pastries for $1.99 each, but Tran estimates it will cost him $2,000 to keep it open.
The owners also want to sell the items on eBay, and Tran has started a Facebook page with more than 2,500 followers.
Tran, who lives in Oakland, Calif., said he wants to stay open for the next few years to avoid having to compete with more established businesses.
“It’s kind of hard for me to believe that I’m going to be able to make that kind of money,” Trac said.
“My whole life I’ve been working to make sure my kids get a good education.
So that’s something that I really believe in.”