UPDATE — They’re open!
Great news on the front page of today’s paper!! Spalding’s Bakery is going to re-open next spring. As I’ve said before, if you haven’t had a Spalding’s doughnut, you won’t understand.
I ate a Krispy Kreme doughnut recently. It was a real disappointment. Krispy Kreme is like Maker’s Mark Bourbon, a well-marketed brand popular among pseudo-connoisseurs who have never tasted the really good stuff.
The move to a new location is a little disappointing, partly because it’s a little farther off my beaten path, and partly because the new location just won’t have the same atmosphere. On the plus side, it may indicate a move towards a more business-like schedule, rather than a few days/week, from 7:30 till they run out (usually before 10:00). In spite of the changed atmosphere, I’m optimistic that the doughnut quality will remain the same. One more reason to look forward to Spring.