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Crumbs Cupcake Shop Shutters All Stores

Specialty cupcake shop had two Chicago locations

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The national cupcake chain closed all of its stores today, including two in Chicago- forcing customers to find a new sweets spot. NBC 5's Marion Brooks has their reactions.

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Crumbs says it is shuttering all its stores, a week after the struggling cupcake shop operator was delisted from the Nasdaq.

The New York City-based company said all employees were notified of the closures Monday. A representative for Crumbs could not immediately say how many workers were affected or how many stores it had remaining on its last day.

Crumbs had two Chicago locations, one on West Madison and the other in Water Tower Place.

A press release from its website in March listed 65 locations in 12 states and the Washington, D.C. The website had not been updated with notification of the closures late Monday.

Crumbs was founded in 2003 and went public in 2011, selling giant cupcakes in flavors including Cookie Dough and Girl Scouts Thin Mints. More recently, however, it had been suffering from a steep decline in sales.

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