Duchess Bakery, iconic Cullman Doughnut shop is closing after 81 years

Duchess Bakery

Duchess Bakery in Cullman is known across the state and beyond for their delicious pastries and doughnuts. According to the owner of Duchess Bakery, Larry Bontrager, he will be retiring at the end of May and the iconic bakery will be closing its doors.

The iconic Duchess Bakery

The bakery first opened in Cullman eighty-one years ago. An outpouring of support and memories of the bakery have flooded in on social media from not only those in Cullman and Alabama but from travelers across the country who made the essential pit stop in Cullman while on road trips and vacations.

Duchess Bakery closes this month

Owner Larry Bontrager says he will entertain cash offers but if they are not sufficient he is going to liquidate the contents of the bakery.

If you’ve never tried a doughnut from Duchess, you have to make a trip to Cullman before the end of the month. The Bakery is located at 222 1st Ave SE, Cullman, AL 35055, their phone number is (256) 734-0684.

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