AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Bakery chain, Gigi's Cupcakes, announced Wednesday that the downtown Auburn location will be closing effective immediately.
Jennifer Cooper, the owner of Gigi's Cupcakes locations in downtown Auburn and Opelika, informed customers that the building they were operating out of had been sold, despite Cooper not knowing the building was up for sale.
In a video posted to Facebook, Cooper said that rent would increase 30 percent in the upcoming year and in subsequent years, increase to almost double, no longer making it fiscally possible for them to operate in this location.
The new owners of the building required Gigi's Cupcakes to be out of the building by Jan. 4, meaning that Gigi's Cupcakes will not re-open.
Cooper does make the news bittersweet by letting cupcake fans know that the Opelika location will remain open, complete with its Sweet Lane drive-through.
"We thank you for your business the past 6 years in Downtown Auburn and look forward to serving the Auburn/Opelika community at The Sweet Lane on Pepperell Parkway in Opelika!" read the Facebook post with Cooper's video.