Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Kickass Cupcakes in Somerville Is Closed, Cleared Out

A well-known cupcake bakery in Somerville is locked up and cleared out, with the future of the business unknown at this point in time.

According to multiple sources, Kickass Cupcakes on Highland Avenue is shuttered, with photos sent from one source indicating that there is a "Closed" sign on the door and that the inside has boxes, bags, and containers on the floor. A phone call placed to the cupcake shop indicates that the voicemail box is full, and its Facebook page could not be found this afternoon. It is not yet known exactly what is going on with the business; as soon as we find out more, we will post an update here.

[January 23, 2015 update: The Boston Business Journal is reporting that Kickass Cupcakes has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, with the business having a total debt of more than $260,000; a creditors meeting will apparently take place on February 26.]

Kickass Cupcakes had moved its retail shop from 378 Highland Avenue to 199C Highland Avenue (where its bakery space was) earlier this year, bringing the shop and the bakery operations back together after branching the operations off in the summer of 2012. The business first opened in 2007, offering a variety of cupcakes made from scratch every day in small batches.

Thanks to Drew Starr for initially bringing this to our attention.


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3 Comments:

Blogger AEKowalski said...

Sad to see a small business go belly-up but I have to say, the name was reckless, especially for a place you'd expect to try to appeal to parents who might bring their children. People have enough problems with their kids and profanity to begin with and I wouldn't as a parent take my kids to a restaurant with a borderline profane name.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Ann Hessenius said...

I completely agree...The name was a VERY poor one. :(

10:59 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

All of these cupcake joints would have done better if they just had a more reasonable price point and focused on the cake, not the frosting. I could find a more enjoyable cupcake at the intermission of a high school musical for a dollar or less.

9:55 AM  

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