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A 73-year-old bakery on Des Moines' north side will close at the end of July. 

Hiland Bakery, located at 3615 Sixth Ave., made the announcement on its Facebook page. 

"We have a baker that will be retiring at the end of July," the post reads. "At that time we will be closing for the time being. We do not know what the future looks like and will update when we know more."

The family-owned bakery opened in 1946 and specializes in cookies, doughnuts, pecan rolls, Dutch letters and cream puffs. It also makes custom cakes.

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In 2008, the bakery closed briefly due to smoke damage from a fire.

During that time, owner Brian Martinson, his wife and cake decorator, Melinda, and Martinson's brother, Gary, scrubbed and repainted the shop and replaced some equipment. 

The owner could not be reached for comment.

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Hiland Bakery

Location: 3615 Sixth Ave., Des Moines

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 5 a.m.-12 p.m.

Contact: (515) 282-4059; Facebook

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