After more than 60 years of expanding waistlines in San Diego, Grove Pastry Shop has officially closed its doors.
Grove Pastry Shop closes
I can’t believe they closed the Grove Pastry Shop in Lemon Grove ! - Daeshawn (@dcaliboy12) December 9, 2015
Originally opened in 1947 on Broadway, the historic bakery moved into the city’s General Store at Main and Pacific in Lemon Grove, where it has remained since 1980.
Lemon Grove pastry shop closes
Lemon Grove pastry shop, in business since 1947, turns off ovens for good. https://t.co/qJchrEK9y6 pic.twitter.com/JgxeptYApo - The Union-Tribune (@sdut) December 8, 2015
“Our valued customers, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your patronage,” owner Teresa Johnson wrote on a note posted on the bakery door Monday. “Myself and my team have worked so hard to make the most delicious and beautiful cakes that we could. We are so saddened to leave.”
Goodbye Grove Pastry Shop
So bummed. Grove Pastry Shop in Lemon Grove is closed. Been around since 1947. Couldn’t renew lease like Anthony’s and Albies. So sad. - John Gibbins (@JohnGibbinsSDUT) December 8, 2015
Closing due to a rent increase, the bakery known for putting the “lemon” in Lemon Grove has no plans of re-opening in a new location, but will sell wedding cakes online at artisticweddingcakesbythegrove.com.