Do you want to own a big neon bakery sign? If you have enough money and a large truck, the sign hanging outside the Roscoe Village Bleeding Heart Bakery can be yours. Owners Michelle and Vinny Garcia have put the 16-foot sign, that possibly dates back to 1920, up for auction on eBay with a starting bid of $1,000. The catch is that you are solely responsible for hauling away the sign, which needs some electrical repairs, within a week of the auction ending on Dec. 26.
If you don't want the sign, you can pick up some other "mementos" from the bakery, which is trying to sell off everything from product to shelving units as this location is closing today. In fact, pop in and buy any baked good today and get one for a lesser value for free. The Garcias are preparing to move the bakery further east down Belmont to its new location in the former Paper Boy space at 1351 W. Belmont. When it eventually opens, the bakery will have a glass-enclosed kitchen that will serve as the company's test kitchen.
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