LAKEWOOD, Ohio — The owners of Fear's Confections has announced that they will soon be permanently closing the doors of their business in Lakewood.
The popular sweets shop on Madison Avenue, which has been in business since 2010, recently announced on its Facebook page that it will close in just over a month on Valentine's Day at 9 p.m.
Fear's Confections will continue to fill orders placed before their closing after Valentine's Day to fulfill the demand.
You can read their full statement below:
"We hope everyone is enjoying a safe and happy new year!
Unfortunately, the time has come to share with you some bad news. As of 9pm on February 14th, Valentine’s Day, Fear’s Confections will be closing our doors for good. After much deliberation, discussions, and tears shared among my family and staff, we have determined that this is for the best.
The past 13 years have been one hell of a ride and we are so glad we were able to take you along with us. From our home to E185th to Lakewood. From bomb threats to many awards to Alton Brown (twice). The good and the bad. The better and the ugly. Through thick and thin, you were all there for and with us.
As much as I will miss slinging chocolate, seeing your beautiful faces in the shop and speaking with you through events/socials/phone calls/emails, we will be starting a new personal chapter. I have devoted myself to making others happy through the years, sacrificing the time, especially around the holidays with my family and friends.
I’ve essentially missed my kids growing up while I tried to make this little business of mine work and now will be an opportunity to make that up to them. This new direction will enable me to see my kids, family and friends, enjoy the holidays, get an actual paycheck, and get back to singing more often.
13 years isn’t too shabby of a run for a little business like ours. As much as I was hoping to carry on and grow it for the kids to take over, that simply isn’t in the cards. I’m going to explore many employment opportunities, but hoping to re-enter my original field and learn how to be a person again. Not a normal one – rest assured. Not my style but a little boredom will be more than welcome at this point.
We will fill all orders we can while open while we work on determining what is next for the space and the equipment. (FYI - The building is currently for sale but NOT the reason for closure) Please be patient with us through this time and we will keep everyone posted to any changes or updates that I am sure will pop up along the way.
Cassandra Fear, staff, and family"
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