Whoa, where'd Wuollet go? Beloved bakery closes Uptown location

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The family-owned, Minneapolis-based bakery has closed its Uptown location for good.

Wuollet Baker made the announcement on Facebook Friday, adding its five other Twin Cities locations are still baking up patrons' favorite treats.

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal notes the Hennepin Avenue South bakery has been closed since Jan. 3.

The Wuollets, who opened their first family baker in 1944, decided not to renew the lease on their smallest retail location before it expires in April, the Business Journal says, noting it was more of a "coffee shop setting," which is different from its other metro-area locations.

Doug Wuollet, executive vice president of the company, told the Business Journal "it was different enough that we thought we should just move on."

In recent years, the number of independent bakeries has plummeted around the country, due in part to changing dietary habits, consumer price sensitivity and competition, the Star Tribune reported in 2013.

Also this month, Solomon's Bakery closed its Uptown location.

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