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After 22 Years, Savannah’s Back in the Day Bakery Is Closing

Valentine's Day is the last day for the legendary Southern shop

A collection of cakes and cookies.
A selection of treats from Back in the Day.
Back in the Day Bakery
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Savannah institution Back in the Day Bakery (2403 Bull Street) announced on Instagram that it will close its doors after service on February 14. Owners Cheryl and Griffith Day opened the shop in 2002, and have amassed fervent followers and accolades for their buttery biscuits, cinnamon buns, and classic Southern sweets.

The couple announced last year that their building was for sale, and it seems they’ve found the ideal new owner. The post reads, “We’re excited about what’s coming and confident you will be too — Stay tuned!”

Since opening their bakery, the Days have written two best-selling cookbooks, Day Bakery Cookbook and Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love. Cheryl was a semifinalist in the James Beard Foundation Awards for Outstanding Baker in 2015.

Back in the Day Bakery has been a pioneer and a staple of the Starland District for so long that curious minds are intrigued to see what kind of business will take its place. The neighborhood has become an increasingly popular destination for new restaurants and bars, away from the tourist-trodden addresses closer to the Savannah River.

The shop is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., until the last service on Valentine’s Day.