Located on the third floor of the Marketplace, the owner of Baked in the Sun confirms that "as of today we are closing Oct. 16th."
But says Kim Edwards, "Nothing is decided or final," and she even holds out the idea of reopening after "some time off with my family … spend(ing) some time sailing in the Caribbean."
News of the closing traveled quickly on the Trip Advisor forum.
WishIWasintheVI spoke for many, commenting, "It's a shame, as they have rave reviews and I hate to see any business close…and leaves me at a loss for a cake for my daughters(and both my parents) birthday and my vow renewal unless I want to pay a fortune from Katilady or St. John Cakes, etc." STTresident was more philosophical; "It's sad but so the islands turn. Businesses come and businesses go and only the very strong survive!"
Baked was listed for sale in April of 2007 with an asking price of $450,000. Edwards said one of the current employees "is considering buying the business."
- Baked in the Sun's web site: http://www.stjohnbakery.com/