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Bake Shop That Invented Black-And-White Cookie Will Close Sunday

July 01, 2018 - 12:09 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The birthplace of the black-and-white cookie is shutting its doors on Sunday.

Glaser’s Bake Shop is credited for creating the iconic cookie and will be open for one more day on the Upper East Side until supplies run out.

The shop has been located on First Avenue and 87th Street for over 116 years after opening for the first time on April 2, 1902.

Herb Glaser, 62, is the shop’s owner and third generation baker of his family. He said his grandfather was the original owner and that the bakery has been passed down through their family.

Glaser, like many other small business owners, explained that the shop has been struggling to survive and that he’s finally realized it was time to hang up his apron for good.

The baker operated the shop alongside his brother and says they plan to retire when Glaser’s closes it doors on July 1.