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Crumbs Stores to Reopen Starting Next Month

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Crumbs cupcakes are officially back from the dead: The New York Post reports NYC's Columbus Square will re-welcome its location of the beleaguered bakery chain as soon as next month, one of the first stores to re-open under Crumbs's new ownership. In July, the Crumbs cupcake chain abruptly closed all its stores and filed for bankruptcy in what many called the end of the cupcake boom. But just one week later, the company was acquired by Lemonis Fischer Acquisition, which announced it would re-open 28 locations in major cities. (At the time of its July closure, the chain had 48 locations, already down from 62 shops earlier that April.)

As the Post notes, the new owners will expand the cupcake menu to "include coffee and other drinks." Previously, Lemonis Fischer announced the new "sweet and snack" shops would introduce other brands onto its menu, most likely from elsewhere in the Lemonis Fischer portfolio (Fischer owns Dippin' Dots ice cream, while Lemonis is also behind brands like Mr. Green Tea). The announcement follows last week's news that Crumbs officially emerged from bankruptcy today, August 26.

· Crumbs Reopening in Columbus Square [NYP]
· All Crumbs Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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