Alteri's Closure Hits Home for Sons of Bakery Founders
The closing of a well-known Watertown bakery is more than a loss of a business for the men who's parents started it decades ago.
The current owner of Alteri's Bakery, Tom Scozzafava, announced he was closing the shop earlier this week. Scozzafava told 7News the bakery couldn't keep up with the rising cost of doing business.
The business, known for its Italian bread, was started back in 1971 by Quirino Alteri and his wife. They sold it in 2000, and although it changed hands, the business never lost its name.
Now, two of the the couple's children say they are sad about the loss of the business as it closes its doors for the last time.
Paul Alteri is Quirino's son. He tells 7News, “That's the business my parents started and my brothers and I grew up in and now it's no longer open. We kind of set a foundation for our family name in that bakery and now the doors are shut so its sad."
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