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Anacortes’ European-style bakery, La Vie en Rose, will shut down at the end of next week after 16 years in business. The culprit: rising prices of natural gas, fuel, wages and ingredients. 

“I’m not making money,’ says Warren Tessler, the bakery’s owner for the past nine years. “The profit margin over the last few years has just gotten narrower and narrower,” he told a reporter recently.

He said the price to fill up a delivery van with gas has doubled and the price for flour has risen dramatically, particularly in the past year.

The La Vie en Rose Bellingham store will remain open under new ownership.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,158 Confirmed Skagit Cases
379 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

266 Hospitalizations
60 Deaths
11,527 Fully Vaccinated
33,897 Doses Given


322,487 Confirmed Cases Statewide
19,433 Hospitalizations

4,988 Deaths Statewide

Updated 7 pm, March 2, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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