Since the fall of 2012, Bertie's Vintage has been serving kick-ass milkshakes and retro candy to the Arcadia neighborhood -- all while also offering a side dose of awesome vintage shopping. Part soda fountain, part candy shop, and part vintage store, Bertie's became a catch-all destination for diners and shoppers looking to get their retro fix.
Now, according to a post on the restaurant's Facebook page, Bertie's of Arcadia has closed its doors for good.
The post, which was published on January 5, reads:
Dear Friends, Family and Loyal Bertie's Patrons, Bertie's of Arcadia has come to an end. We thank you for the laughs, the stories and your support over the past almost 3 years. As we closed our doors, we couldn't stop thinking about the magic and happiness that Bertie's brought to us and so many of you. Thank you for being a part of an amazing piece of time that will forever be memories close to our hearts. Love, Ms. Bertie
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Owner Trejsi Mulac named the shop, which was located at 4041 East Thomas Road, after her grandmother Roberta "Bertie" Ballinger. Mulac says she was inspired by classic American five-and-dime store Woolworth's when creating Bertie's, which served a menu that included ice cream, sundaes, malts, and more.