NEW YORK — A sweet tooth cake shop is closing next year after nearly 20 years in business.
Sweet Tooth Bakery in Brooklyn is closing its doors after owner Tasha Stearns says her husband, Mark Stearn, passed away from a stroke two weeks ago.
Stearns said her business has been struggling with low sales for a while and she wants to make a change to make up for lost sales.
“I think we’re really close to losing our business,” Stears said.
She said that, despite the challenges, she wants the store to be remembered for its love of sweet treats.
“I don’t want it to be a memory for the rest of my life,” Starens said.
“It’s going to be there for the next couple of years, and then it’s going back to what it was, which was a bakery.”
Mark Stearnn, who started the business in 1989, said that the store had been a part of his family for over 25 years.
He said that he has been working on the transition for the past two years, but is ready to close the shop.
His wife said that they are not planning to open a new location in the future.
Mark is survived by his wife and two sons.