After a back-and-fourth series of events, Sweet Annie’s Bakery will not be staying in Flossmoor after all. A rental disagreement between owner Anne Aboushoush and landlord Dean Armstrong is apparently to blame, but there are not many details beyond that.
“We’re sorry we couldn’t work things out. We’re sorry to see her leave,” Armstrong said. “I wish she’d stay.”
The only official comment Sweet Annie’s is making is in the form of a written statement given to employees to read to anyone who asks about the situation. It reads:
Due to a misunderstanding regarding how long we are able to remain in the Flossmoor location, we will be moving to Homewood, not expanding as previously planned. We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause you.
Flossmoor Mayor Paul Braun was cited as partly responsible for bringing Aboushousha and Armstrong to an agreement a couple weeks ago. He says he’s unaware of the details of the disagreement but that he hopes the two can rectify the issue. Based on the written statement, however, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the case.
Sweet Annie's will be making the move to Homewood within the next month or two, according to Aboushousha.
Patch will continue following this story as more details unfold.