Vista Donuts abruptly closes its doors

ATTLEBORO, Mass (WPRI) — An Attleboro doughnut shop closed its doors for good over the weekend, coming as a surprise to customers.

A sign outside Vista Donuts on Washington Street reads, “Closed Permanently.”

Aside from selling coffee and donuts, the shop was known for selling winning lottery tickets.

“A lot of people won a lot of money out of here,” said customer and former employee Ivory Banks. “When I saw the ‘closed permanently’ signs I was like, ‘why?’ I was surprised.”

Banks said he’s concerned for Vista’s current employees, who will now be in search of work.

“The people who work there are very down-to-earth people, they’re very generous,” he said.

The owner, Alfred Pawlowski, stopped by the shop today but wouldn’t give a reason for the sudden closure. He said all of his employees will be paid by Monday evening for their hours worked, along with any paid time off.

In addition, Pawlowski told Eyewitness News that all employees will be given a $100 bonus, saying through tears that he wishes he could do more.