Residents looking to grab a morning coffee or sandwich for lunch at the Village at Waugh Chapel will be disappointed to learn the Atlanta Bread Company located there unexpectedly closed their doors for good this week.
When contacted, corporate Vice President for Marketing at Atlanta Bread Chris Campagna did not comment on the reason for the store’s sudden closing, but confirmed that it was not a company-owned store.
Campagna also said in an email that they were still “heavily invested the state” of Maryland, with two company-owned stores operating in Greenbelt and in Severna Park.
“The past two years have been ones of solid overall success for our concept, in fact we have had positive same store sales comps for 10 straight quarters, and we feel we are positioned superbly for future growth and success, both in Maryland and throughout the U.S,” wrote Campagna in an email.
The owner of the Atlanta Bread in Gambrills could not be reached for comment.
In June 2011, the Atlanta Bread in Severna Park also closed unexpectedly and the fixtures, furniture, kitchen and cafe equipment showed up in an online auction. However, that location reopened in August 2011 under corporate ownership instead of a franchise and remains open.