Beloved Bakery Stratham, NH, closes after 34 years

In these post-pandemic times, we have become somewhat accustomed to seeing places we know and love close their doors. But when it’s been a staple in the community for over three decades, it stings!

Sweet Dreams Bakery in Stratham took to their Facebook page yesterday to share that their business owners, brothers Chris and David Italiano, have decided to pursue the sale of Sweet Dreams Bakery.

They expressed their immense gratitude for the support of the community over the past few years saying, “The relationships we have built and nurtured over these three decades are hugely respected and will surely be missed.

Community members flocked to the comments section to express their sadness and share fond memories they created behind and in front of the counter at Sweet Dreams. Someone said he’s worked at UNH for over 20 years and Sweet Dreams is their morning stop and also their go-to for any event that calls for dessert, cake or pastries. A woman said she met her husband working at Sweet Dreams 20 years ago! He was a customer and she served him!

But my favorite comment of all came from a man named George. He said:

“All the muffins, all the scones, the gallons of coffee I drank there…and the best fucking cake for my 5th birthday last March! You guys are cool! If I win the lottery tonight , I’d love to buy it place and keep riding!!”

I love this supportive energy from George! We can’t help but hope he wins!

Good luck to Chris and Dave in their future endeavours. We will cherish the sweet memories of Sweet Dreams Bakery.

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