It seems all the new lately is about some of our favorite restaurants closing their doors.
Today, the group behind Acme Bakery & Coffee announced they will be closing on Sunday, April 28th. Acme has been open for less than a year, but they said their lease is just too expensive to continue. Acme says their lease is $10,000 a month!!!!!! That is just bananas!
Here’s what the people of Acme Bakery & Coffee had 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).
Just because they are closing their doors doesn’t mean they aren’t going out with a bang. This weekend April 27 and 28, Acme is having a “Going Away Brunch Bash.” You can join in the fun from 8am to 4pm and you can enjoy 50% off all their breads.
Acme you will be missed!