For a broad variety of reasons, small businesses close every day; the owner gets burnt out or experiences a major life change, or sometimes, the business just doesn’t take off. That’s just the way the cookie crumbles.
On Thursday, two Louisville business owners announced plans to shutter their bakeries. Insider reported late Thursday afternoon that all-natural bakery Cake Flour will close on Dec. 23 because owner Claudia De Latorre wants to spend more time with her family. The bakery is located at 2420 Lime Kiln Lane.
It came to Insider’s attention that Flour de Lis Bakery also will close at the end of business Dec. 23.
“It is both with sadness and anticipation that I announce the closing of Flour de Lis Bakery,” owner Jessica Roberts Ridley wrote in a Facebook post.
“My husband and I will be moving to Baltimore at the beginning of the year,” she continued. “We are very excited for our new adventure, but of course sad to leave our friends and family in Louisville.”
Roberts Ridley opened Flour de Lis Bakery at 1759 Bardstown Road nearly two years ago with her mother, Juli Roberts. The pair had built up a reputation prior to that at farmers markets and its wholesale business through Farm to Fork Catering, McQuixote Books & Coffee, Days Coffee and Crave Café.
“I cannot thank you enough for all of the love and support you have shown us over the past 5 years. It has been my pleasure to serve both Louisville and more specifically, the Highlands. Thank you for letting us be a part of your birthdays, weddings, and special occasions; it has meant so much to us,” Roberts Ridley said in the Facebook post.
Flour de Lis will keep its same business hours until its closure. Its hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.