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Sweet Tooth: Sarajlija's Bakery and Grocery


Amra Sarajlija is now the main baker at Sarajlija's Bakery and Grocery Store in Waterloo.

She and her husband run the business by themselves since her in-laws retired.

"My in-laws started it in 1999," said Amra Sarajlija.

The bakery specializes in breads and desserts. Many people stop in every morning for the bread that's made fresh daily. And you can't forget the wide-range of desserts.

Besides the bakery, the business is also a grocery store.

"This is all products from Croatia and Bosnia, so a lot of Bosnians are here in our community, and they love to remind themselves of food they used to have," said Amra Sarajlija.

But there's a chance the business may not stay a bakery and grocery store. That's because it's up for sale. The Sarajlija's plan to move to Florida for some warmer weather. They hope someone decides to buy the business as is.

"We're hoping it does because our customers really like it, and they're really sad to see us leave, but we've always had a plan to go down, and since my in-laws are retired, they're ready to move, too," said Sarajlija.

Right now, the business is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Amra said she'll definitely miss the family business, but she's also ready to move to Florida. She just hopes she can leave knowing Sarajlija's is still a bakery and grocery store for the community.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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