Wednesday, September 4, 2019

[CLOSURE ALERT] Bon Glaze Abruptly Shutters Doughnut Shops in Brookhaven and Buckhead

Gourmet doughnut shop Bon Glaze abruptly closed both of its Atlanta area locations.  The shops, located in Brookhaven near Blackburn Park and in north Buckhead near Chastain Park, both opened in 2016, and according to signage and local sources, closed around Labor Day.  The Brookhaven  location, situated in a roughly 1,700 square foot space in Brookleigh Marketplace along Johnson Ferry Road, was almost three times the size of the satellite Buckhead location at just 604 square feet.
The Brookhaven location, which featured a drive-thru, functioned as the primary baking location for both shops with the Buckhead outpost having basically no food production on site.

Printed signage at the Brookhaven shop indicated it was "closed until further notice for restructuring," while handwritten signage at the Buckhead location simply said it was "closed until further notice." 

Entrepreneur Kelly Keith opened the business with the help of her husband Kenny after running a successful cake business.  The Keiths previously had both Bon Glaze locations up for sale, but real estate sources indicate the shops were removed from the market several months ago.  It's unclear if a sale was transacted privately, or if the Keiths were still the primary owners of the business. 
The sudden closure left many customers scrambling to replace preordered celebratory doughnuts and other items.  In Buckhead, many found nearby Duck Donuts and Dunkin' Donuts to be great last minute options.  

Do you have intel on what caused the sudden closure of both Bon Glaze doughnut shops?  What would you like to see open in the two now vacant spaces?  What is your favorite Atlanta area doughnut shop?  

Please share your thoughts below.  

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad news. Any locally-owned small business failure is tough for everyone involved. I hope the Keiths will be OK.

Greenwave said...

Not surprising. Bon Glaze just wasn't very good. Especially compared to Duck Donuts.

bowden21 said...

The Brookhaven location was closed last Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Sublime Donuts!

Anonymous said...

Sublime! Or a Smoothie King or Planet! Kale Me Crazy?

Unknown said...

They also have ghosted current wedding clients who gave them deposits for their wedding day. Unfortunately, we are one of them and I have no idea how many more. We paid for half of our donut tower for our fall wedding and now can't get in touch with anyone for a refund. We weren't even notified of the closing but luckily found out before our wedding date. I just can't imagine how many other couples are in a similar situation and may not find out until their donut tower/cake doesn't show up on their wedding day :(

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