It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we closed our doors to Sweet Generation | RISE on Saturday, July 23rd. We have tried our very best to weather the storm of the past two years and provide our customers and guests with delicious food and a welcoming destination to gather. But in the end, the long-lasting effects of Covid that plague our operation and industry (including rising costs and decimation of our wholesale and catering business) have made it impossible to continue.
We have had the great fortune to receive investment from a variety of partners who believed in this mission and our ability to create impact. And while this outcome is not one any of us ever wanted, please know it was a decision made after an exhaustive look at all feasible alternatives.
We are working with our network, partners and staff to find new career opportunities for our incredibly hard-working and dedicated team of interns, apprentices, youth employees and staff.
We are heartbroken, but not broken. We’ve accomplished so much, and we feel honored and proud to have worked with and trained over 150 young people during our 10 years of service and are grateful for all your support in making that possible. We look forward to exploring other paths to continue our mission.
THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!
With love and gratitude,
Amy Chasan and the Sweet Generation | RISE team
P. S. We will be having a flash sweets sale on Friday 8/5 10AM-3PM, including our signature bars, cupcakes, cookies, CAKES and some SG merch! Swing by and get a keepsake, some yummy treats and say goodbye for now 💕 Aaaand @jazzbabymusic will be doing a baby (11AM) & a toddler (10AM) music class 🎶 More to follow.
Sweet Generation is an artisan bakery specializing in handcrafted pastries and cakes, but we are more than just a bakery.
Every purchase of our award-winning pastries supports RISE, Sweet Generation’s nonprofit workforce development program serving young people from historically marginalized communities.
Thank you for helping us #sweetenthefuture!