An Airdrie store has announced on social media that it will be shuttering its doors.
According to a social media post written on Wednesday, November 1, by Gummi Boutique, the owners have decided to shut down their brick-and-mortar store (Centre Avenue East) in the city.
"After many late-night talks and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision of closing our Airdrie storefront...Though we will no longer have a storefront here, this will allow us more time and resources to focus on working together with the community of Airdrie to bring more opportunities for everyone to indulge in what we love most: candy!" the post read in part.
While the social media post did not elaborate on why the decision was made, the owners did say that they are planning to continue to participate in many city events.
"Likewise, we will continue to take bookings for special events. Whether you’re looking for fresh cotton candy, snow cones, or candy buffets, we can make it happen! Additionally, FREE local delivery will remain available for all your holiday needs, when the snow is just a little too much to get you out of your homes."
According to the store's website, the Gummi Boutique was established in 2011 and continues to operate a store in Calgary.
"As of 2019, the store has been taken under the wing of Gary and Cael, a father-son duo extraordinaire. Operated as a family business, Gummi Boutique flourished over the course of the following years. We've greatly expanded our product repertoire, bringing in candies from all around the world and even opening up an ice cream bar."
The announcement on social media was met with many loyal customers expressing their thanks to the store owners, as well as lamenting that the business will be missed. The social media post added that gift cards, coupons, or certificates can continue to be redeemed at the store's Calgary location in Kensington or online.
According to Google's business listings, Gummi Boutique is listed as permanently closed.
The store's announcement is one of several Airdrie businesses that have either closed or been sold in the past several months. Sophia's Pizza located within the same complex as Gummi Boutique also announced on Wednesday, November 1st through their Facebook page that they would be closing. No other details were given as per the reasoning behind the closing.
Earlier this year, local businesses that have closed down or moved in recent months include Taffeta & Tulle Bridal, Homegrown House and Pantry Inc., Fitzsimmons Brewing Company, Toad 'n' Turtle Pubhouse & Grill, as well as Suzanna's, and SkyeFire Bakery.
Cheryl's Country Kitchen (532 1 Avenue Northeast), which announced in April that they would be selling their establishment, also announced last week via social media that the sale of the restaurant was finalized. The social media post underlined, however, that the restaurant will not be closing, but will instead continue to serve customers - with new ownership.
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