Bakeries in southwestern Connecticut cash in after popular cupcake chain, Crumbs, goes out of business

Some customers visited Forever Sweet in Norwalk Sunday

Some customers visited Forever Sweet in Norwalk Sunday in search of a new favorite cupcake store. (Credit: News 12 )

NORWALK - Some local bakeries say they are cashing in after a popular cupcake chain closed all of its shops, including three in southwestern Connecticut.

Crumbs closed its doors nearly a week ago, and filed for bankruptcy on Friday.

Some customers visited Forever Sweet in Norwalk Sunday in search of a new favorite cupcake store.

Sky Mercede, of Forever Sweet, says that while he hates to see a great business close, he's glad customers might now choose his business.

"They had a great product, but along the way something happened." he says. "What that is, I don't know."

CNBC star Marcus Lemonis and Dippin' Dots owner Fischer Enterprises recently invested in Crumbs. Lemonis said in a statement he and his partners will acquire most of the company, and they hope the sale will be complete in about two months.

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