Chrysta Wilson, owner of Kiss My Bundt, has announced the closure of her 2-year-old bakery on West Third Street. In an August 6 blog post on the bakery's website, Wilson wrote: "I've called the community of West 3rd Street home, and I've really become a part of this wonderful community, working hard beside amazing business women and men to help this local street thrive once more. This street is full of dreamers and amazing entrepreneurs and I'm forever grateful for the amazing friendships I've made here... I've made the decision to relocate and restructure the Bakery and Baking Academy so that it makes more economic sense (and cents)."
Since its inception, the bakery has been fighting to stay afloat. In November 2009 Wilson held a "Save the Bakery Campaign," hoping to raise $12,500, but she only met 45 percent of that goal. "It helped us buy more time," she said in a May 2010 feature story, published in LA Weekly's fifth annual People issue. Celebrating her inventive, made-from-scratch bundts, one last time in this location, Wilson is throwing a "Goodbye West 3rd Street, Hello Summer Soiree with Seagram's Sweet Tea Vodka," to take place on closing day, Sunday, August 15th.
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