Owner James Gallagher announced on Tuesday that Friday, Sept. 30 will be the last day in business for the Brewer location of the Whoopie Pie Cafe.
Gallagher said in a press release that his cafe, specializing in multiple flavors of whoopie pies as well as sandwiches, soups and salads, would close after one year in business, but that the original Bangor location would remain open.
Gallagher said that 347 Wilson St. would soon go up for auction, and that he wasn’t sure what would happen with the building after it changes ownership, as Gallagher rents and does not own it. Gallagher said he’d made considerable investment into the improvement of the building, but with its future uncertain, he felt he had no reasonable option other than to close. He plans to absorb Brewer employees into his Bangor cafe at 621 Hammond St.
“I’m very disappointed to have to close our Brewer location. We’ve loved being in Brewer and are very grateful to the Brewer community for their support and encouragement over the last year,” said Gallagher.
“Unfortunately, some things are beyond the control of a business. In this case, as a lessee of the building, James did not have many options and was essentially forced to close the business for the short-term. We will continue to work with him to find a new home in Brewer for the Whoopie Pie Café,” said D’arcy Main-Boyington, the Director of Economic Development for the City of Brewer.