Sprouts & Shutters: Cupcake Shop Closes In Alameda

The Cupcake Shoppe shuts its doors at Park Street Plaza

A cupcake shop that had only been open a few months has closed down in Alameda.

The Cupcake Shoppe shut its doors at Park Street Plaza in late January, according to Debbie George, the owner of the retail building.

The Cupcake Shoppe had opened at 1419 Park St. in September. The owners still have a store in Hayward.

Carol Parker February 27, 2013 at 08:55 PM
I never got to try them. Every time I went there was a sign saying they were out of cupcakes and there was no one at the stand. The plaza still has some vacancies. I wonder if there are any tenants on the horizon for them? Also, unrelated to the plaza, I wonder how the mini-golf place down the street is doing? Anybody know?
Lion's Mane February 27, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Carol, you're right...there's that, too. The first time we heard about them and rushed down there to satisfy an intense craving for cupcakes...no go...no cupcakes. Very disappointing, but it happens. Also didn't like the inconsistency in available flavors, but I hear that's not uncommon for smaller cupcakeries, though some others have pre-scheduled menus on their Web sites. Yeah, that mini-golf place...that's a risky venture. Never been myself, but kudos to the owner(s) if he/she/they can make it work. My own dream is to open a high-end shoe and accessories boutique, but I wouldn't hide it inside the Plaza.
bette page March 03, 2013 at 02:52 PM
a Cupcake shop always seemed too specific for a small place like Alameda - like Ned's Leftatorium..
Ann W. March 03, 2013 at 06:38 PM
@Lion's mane...would love to see your dream come true, but don't make it too high end otherwise you lose a good segment of the Alameda female population. M Zoe takes that place, but the fact of the matter is that I cannot buy shoes on this Island... Doumits is too low end for me and Scott's shoes are not my style as I prefer a bit more fashion. With a population of 75,000, this is a niche in Alameda that is not covered!
Lion's Mane March 05, 2013 at 10:22 PM
Oh, if I were to actually ever carried out this plan, I would carry a wide range, including truly high-end items--I didn't see much in M Zoe when I was there, and the shopping experience in my store would be very different. Footcandy has enjoyed great success in the Bay Area in this particular niche, and I think that there are enough ladies here in the East Bay who would appreciate not having to drive into the city to find a great selection of high-end and unique shoes to do a good business here in Alameda. Sadly, I suspect this will never make it past the dream stage--for me, at least.


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