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Corner Bakery employees thought they had a savior. They got something else

Jay Pandya took over Corner Bakery during the pandemic in 2020. He demanded tough cost cuts and refused to pay bills. Employees left in droves. Workers were locked out of stores. The company’s lender accused him of using the company as a “piggy bank.”

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