Kripsy Kreme closed until winter 2019 for renovations

Kripsy Kreme closed until winter 2019 for renovations

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Donut-lovers in the capitol city weren’t able to get the glazed delicacies from one popular store Monday morning. A sign posted on the door of Baton Rouge’s only Krispy Kreme donut shop, located on Plank Road, read “temporarily closed.”

The sign says they’re “working on a brand new shop.”

Monday, a sign reading "temporarily closed" hung on the doors of the donut shop.
Monday, a sign reading "temporarily closed" hung on the doors of the donut shop. (Source: wafb)

A spokesperson for Krispy Kreme confirmed the shop had been closed while they work on building a new shop in the same location. They anticipate the renovations will be complete by “this winter.”

Customers stood out in the Sunday afternoon sun outside the Krispy Kreme store on Plank Road after a social media post sparked speculation that the store might close soon.

A social media post, shared more than 600 times on Facebook, claimed the hot sign could be dimming for the last time in the Red Stick.

(Source: Trina Weadd- Gilmore)

The shop has been a staple in the community since the 1960s.

In 2003 a second location opened on Siegen Lane. Hungry neighbors camped out overnight to be among the first in line. On November 14, 2006, employees at that location tied their last twist.

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