What’s going on with this new year and the closings lately? Today I find out (from reader Jeff) that the westsides’s and (Bend’s) one-and-only pie shop, Sweet Home Alamode, is closing. From Tuesday’s Facebook post:
With heavy hearts we announce the closing of the Sweet Home Alamode pie and frozen custard shop on Newport Avenue. We enjoyed the many customers we met who enriched our lives… We are investigating other alternatives for distributing our pies without all the retail overhead but have no plans at this time. We will post any future plans here on Facebook.
If you have Sweet Home Alamode unused gift certificates, please send them along with your name and address to: SHA, P.O. Box 2403, Bend, OR 97709. We will reimburse the face amount of your gift certificates for you.
And it looks like their “sweethomealamode.com” domain name had expired back on December 14, so it appears this has been coming for about three weeks at least.
They originally opened back in July and lasted almost six months. I’m surprised they didn’t do better what with the popularity of the frozen yogurt shops here in town—one of the things they apparently offered besides just the pies was frozen custard—and hey, it was a dessert shop, you’d think that would do better.