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Corner Bakery Cafe Closes in Crystal Lake

Popular Corner Bakery Cafe in Crystal Lake closes for business.

The sign on the Corner Bakery Cafe door on Sunday thanked customers for 11 great years.
The sign on the Corner Bakery Cafe door on Sunday thanked customers for 11 great years.
So long tomato basil soup and double chocolate chip muffins (declared the best ever by my son).

The Corner Bakery Cafe at 815 Cog Circle in Crystal Lake has closed its doors - for good. 

Everything inside the store - tables, chairs, booths, counters and stoves has been cleared out. The awnings, signs and patio furniture also were removed. 

All that remains is a sign on the swivel door reading, "It's been our pleasure. Thanks for 11 great years."

Corner Bakery guest relations spokesperson Christy Roman confirmed the Crystal Lake restaurant closed Sunday, Nov. 24, due to a "leasing" agreement. Roman said the company typically doesn't disclose additional details when a cafe closes.

For the remainder of 2013 and the first half of 2014, there are no plans to re-locate within the city limits, Roman said.

"But check back next year," she said.

Corner Bakery Cafe specializes in soups, salads, specialty sandwiches like paninis, and, of course, a full-counter spread of baked muffins, bars, cookies, coffee cakes and hand pies. 


A December 02, 2013 at 03:35 PM
I was so upset about this that I contacted the corporate office. I received the same basic information. Bah Humbug!
Douglas December 03, 2013 at 09:01 AM
Corner Bakery is probably being chased out by the same owner / leasing company that did this to Hooters and TGI Fridays. Both of those companies were told, at the time their lease expired, they would have to pay double and make a 15 year commitment instead of 5 years. Neither restaurant was doing poorly or had any desire to close. Greed prevails.

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