Today, a press release informs us that, sadly, Acme Bakery & Coffee will closing April 28 after being open as a local favorite for less than one year. Apparently, their lease is exorbitantly expensive, to be precise, "it's $10,000.00 a month folks!". Here's what they have to say:
We thank all the Acme fans and supporters as well as those frustrated by the slow service and other inescapable minutia. Perhaps we were a few years early for great bread; maybe we were in the wrong place; possibly our overhead was too high and ambitious; and then again maybe it's just this business. My most heartfelt thanks goes to our suppliers and partners (Panther, Cheney, Jojo Tea, American Food Equipment, Chef's Warehouse, to name a few...) and especially to our staff who have stuck with Acme, all the while knowing its fate, like the gilded professionals they are (regardless if they may forget your cream time to time... but proof, to restaurateurs everywhere, that if you treat your employees right you don't have to close your doors unexpectedly on them without warning for fear they'll jump ship prematurely).
Luckily, with their heads up high and a positive attitude, they're not calling it a day until they have a proper last meal. This weekend, April 27 and 28, they'll be having a "Going Away Brunch Bash". Stop in from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for one final round of Acme's baked goodness and enjoy 50% off all their breads.
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