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Atlanta Bread at Waugh Chapel Closed for Business

The locally owned franchise unexpectedly closed down for good this week.

Residents looking to grab a morning coffee or sandwich for lunch at the Village at Waugh Chapel will be disappointed to learn the 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 .

“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 and the fixtures, furniture, kitchen and cafe equipment showed up in an online auction. However, that in August 2011 under corporate ownership instead of a franchise and remains open.

Candace August 18, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Those ordering and managing this construction can feel satisfied by the temporary jobs they’ve created for themselves, to temporarily fill their pocketbooks, but the land that they destroy is permanent and will only feed into future projects that eventually, will take over all that is left here. Believe me, they will keep on building... many construction workers aren’t even local residents, it’s not their home they're destroying so there is nothing stopping them from continuing to build… it’s simply "not their problem". We need to open our eyes… it’s not Rocket Science. Major construction, development and expansion will naturally accommodate and invite in larger populations. That’s just common sense.
Candace August 18, 2012 at 03:48 AM
This area used to be ranked as the top 100 places to live in the United States, and for good reasons… however I'm not surprised that it has since been removed from that list. I'm ashamed of what has been done. I’ve lived here my entire life and it was beautiful, every day I watch it slowly slipping away. It's only a matter of time now before we’re covered in asphalt, parking lots, and the ever-expanding route three turns into a full-blown major highway. It is no exaggeration, it is the path we are on and the path we will continue down. We are accommodating traffic jams and chaos, to the growing construction around us, which is ironically, the true deconstruction of our home. Enjoy your new shopping center for now… but it is only a matter of time before someone else comes up with a "great idea".
Candace August 18, 2012 at 03:59 AM
I can't believe I forgot to mention the new casino.. and plans for a new one... the overtaking of Odenton with the new apartment complexes... the largely unfunded highway expansions taking place... which are left to sit unfinished due to the giant lack of money. I could go on and on... still, it is all too clear that more problems have been created than solutions.
Bre Doll August 26, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Hey Candace - so I'm guessing we won't be seeing you at any of the stores, restaurants, or service providers in the new shopping center, right?? You keep on trekking to Bowie or Annapolis for all of your needs.
Candace October 18, 2012 at 03:45 AM
That wasn't my argument, please read thoroughly next time. Though since the convenience is there (target and yolavie!) which I love, my complaint is the over the top constant building and expansion, as well as doubling of stores.. This is bank next to bank, Safeway next to wegmans, etc, etc, screwing over your own people. But I wouldn't expect you to get it.. Lets just wait it out a couple of years and see how much more development we can pack in. Even still, you may not get it.

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