SUN PHOTO BY BRENDA BARBOSA
Pies & Plates co-owner Cindee Murphy greets a customer, hours after announcing she and her husband, city of Punta Gorda Growth Mangement Director Dennis Murphy, made the decision to put the business up for sale.
Thursday, city officials notified Dennis that his position would be eliminated as of January 2014. "It came as a complete surprise," Cindee said. "It was our safety net."
PUNTA GORDA — Cindee Murphy would like to say the last few months — years, actually — have been easy as pie. But that’s not how the cookie crumbles.
Friday, the owner of Pies & Plates announced the popular restaurant-bakery-cooking school-gift shop in Punta Gorda is up for sale. The announcement comes just a day after Murphy’s husband, city of Punta Gorda Director of Growth Management Dennis Murphy, was notified his position in the city government will be eliminated, effective January 2014.
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