This one hits so close to home. Bella Luna Bakery is the latest Rockford area local business to announce they are closing due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

I say it hits close to home because Polly and Lorie have been so sweet to me for years when I needed help with something here on 97ZOK or on Good Day Stateline.

When I needed someone to help me celebrate Fat Tuesday, they welcomed me in the bakery to make Paczki.

And lemon bars...

And spritz cookies...

And the countless times I've partnered with them since then.

Bella Luna was supposed to expand in 2020, but because of the pandemic, they are not closing their doors because customers just aren't coming in like they used to.

The small good thing though, is that they will be taking holiday custom orders for this coming season.

You can contact Bella Luna for orders on their Facebook page.

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