After nearly 100 years, today is the very last day ever to enjoy the many wonderful products at Wards Pastry in Ocean City, New Jersey.

Specifically, you have until 2:00 p.m. today to visit 730 Asbury Avenue … then, this iconic “scratch” bakery will be gone forever.

If you missed our earlier breaking news report on September 10, 2022, here is a link:

Read More: Iconic Ocean City, New Jersey Pastry Shop To Close After 98 Years

Wards Pastry first opened its doors in 1924. They have been able to endure multiple significant challenges over the decades; including World War II, multiple recessions, super storms and more.

The iconic bakery opened at 7:00 a.m. this morning and no doubt, it’s going to be a very emotional day.

Wards Pastry via Facebook.
Wards Pastry via Facebook.

On social media The Hohman family shared this final message to their valued customers:

“After being an Ocean City tradition for over 98 years,
WARDS PASTRY will be turning off its ovens Sunday,
September 18, 2022 for the last time. The Hohman
family would like to thank everyone for choosing Wards
Pastry to be part of their celebrations through all of
these years. Thank you for all of your support!” #ocnj
#scrapplepie #cookiejarsforsale

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This has been a very sad period in local and American history, as so many long-standing businesses have been closing their doors forever this year.

2022 is going to be known in history as a year of significant changes.

More than 1/3 of all restaurants have closed since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since The Great Depression, America hasn’t seen anything like this.

Most have offered the same reasons: The COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain issues, cost of doing business and difficulty attracting employees to staff operations.

Today, we celebrate Wards Pastry shop for nearly a century of serving the Ocean City and surrounding communities.

Remember, you only have until 2:00 p.m. ruddy to enjoy their famous iced cinnamon buns, scrapple pie and so much more.

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