Waite’s has closed, but Waite’s are still around. And, don’t despair of never again tasting your favorite Waite’s delicacy.

When Robert Waite retired in 1984, almond macaroons and a lot of other mouth-watering things that generations of Birminghamians had bought at Waite’s on 21st Street South seemed to disappear from the face of the earth. The Van Scott family that bought Waite’s tried to keep it afloat, but after four years admitted defeat and closed its doors.

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