This week, yet another staple of Atlanta’s locally owned restaurant scene announced its closure notice, adding to the already long list of recent closures.
The Old Fourth Ward location of Highland Bakery, which opened 20 years ago, is set to close at the end of the month, on January 31st, when their lease is up.
Highland Bakery founder and CEO Stacey Eames says the closure is due to their building being sold and the ending of their lease.
Of course, this comes on the heels of another famous Atlanta bakery/coffee shop, Hodgepodge, having to close for rent prices and an expiring lease.
The announcement came in the form of a heartfelt social media post
Stacey Eames thanked the community for their support on Instagram earlier this week. She highlighted the work of past and present employees:
“To our dedicated employees, past and present, thank you for your hard work, passion and commitment to excellence. Your unwavering dedication has been the driving force behind the success of our business, and we are eternally grateful for your contributions.”
And she also thanked all of Highland Bakery’s customers:
“To our loyal customers, thank you of rchoosing us as your go-to spot for delicious meals, yummy treats, and heartwarming experiences. Your support has been the lifeblood of our business, and we are honored to have been a party of your lives.”
There is some good news!
WSB-TV Atlanta reports, that “Highland Bakery Downtown at 25 Park Place by the Georgia State campus and the Press & Grind coffee shop in Virginia Highlands will remain open.”
Thankfully, this means we’ll still be able to get our Highland Bakery fix when we need it! But we’re still sad to see the O4W location go.
So don’t miss out on the last month of Highland Bakery’s Old Fourth Ward location! Grab a pastry, a fancy drink or some delicious comfort food before it’s too late.