A staple of Ottawa’s far west end looks like it has suddenly closed as the Richmond Bakery didn't open as it usually does on Sunday.

Instead, a sign was posted on the bakery's front door thanking customers for their dedication and indicating it has closed.

Richmond Bakery first opened in 1930 and moved to its current site at 6127 Perth St. in 1952.

It became a staple of the community of Richmond in Ottawa’s west end. Residents and the area’s councillor used social media to express their sadness and shock regarding the closure.

The bakery is normally open at 7 a.m. on Sundays, but a sign posted in the door read, "Sorry, closed! Thank you all, for your support over the years," and was signed Joe.

The future plans for the bakery or its current site are not known. 

Coun. Scott Moffatt did tweet that he spoke to someone interested in building a multi-property project at the site about one year ago, but that hasn’t come to fruition.

"That’s still a possibility," he tweeted Sunday morning at an interested resident.

Moffatt also tweeted that he was surprised by the closure, which comes four years after another rural bakery in Stittsville shut its doors.