CakeLove, one of the first bakeries to capitalize on the cupcake craze in D.C., is closing its flagship location at year's end.
"While I'm sad to leave the many friends and neighbors of this wonderful community, I'm very excited for this change. Over the last few years, I have been working to transition CakeLove from a string of brick-and-mortar stores to a new business focused on portable, ready-to-eat premium desserts. The closing of our flagship location marks the completion of this transition and the launch of a new CakeLove," founder Warren Brown said in a statement.
CakeLove opened in 2002 at 1506 U St. NW, making a celebrity out of baker Warren Brown, who went on to write cookbooks and more. Several other retail locations followed, which have since shuttered.
The company will sell its CakeLove in a Jar products online. They'll throw a goodbye party this Saturday at noon to mark the closure.