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:
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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
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.