A cake shop in Philadelphia has gone dark after all the cakes were removed from the shelves.
The New York City bakery Cake Factory, which was set up in the city’s Chinatown in the 1970s, has been closed since April 14th.
“They have gone to a very dark place,” owner Joe Pappalardo told ABC News.
Pappalano has worked in the bakery for 30 years.
“I would say the majority of my business is catering.
We are just a catering company,” he said.”
The cake business was my passion, it was my dream and it’s taken a little while.”
Cake Factory has been the scene of protests over the past few years, including a recent demonstration by a woman who was allegedly beaten and arrested by police.
Papalardo says he and his staff are grateful for the public’s support.
“It’s been really amazing,” he added.
“It’s a wonderful thing that people have come out and shown their support.”