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After Nearly A Century, Naples Bakery Is Closing On The South Side

A pizza place is taking over the four generations-old business

Naples Bakery is closing after 98 Years.
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After nearly a century of operations, Naples Bakery has announced they’ll close at the end of the year on the South Side in suburban Evergreen Park. The community hub will shutter on Dec. 31 near 95th Street and Pulaski Road. Barraco’s Pizza is taking over the space. Patch was the first to report the shutter.

Posted by Naples Bakery on Saturday, November 5, 2016

Barraco’s Evergreen Park location neighbors Naples and had been around for 36 years. That location has been closed since September after a fire burned the restaurant down. Naples’ management stressed that they’ve enjoyed a positive relationship with Barraco’s over the decades and it was the family’s choice to close and they were not pushed out by the pizza chain.

Naples was founded in 1918 in Chicago at the corner of Wolcott Avenue and 69th Street. They’ve spent more than 50 years in Evergreen Park, and the business has been passed down for four generations. They’re known for wedding cakes and Italian goods including cannoli and other old-world baked goods.

Naples Bakery

3705 W 95th St, Evergreen Park, IL 60805 (708) 424-1810