The Bun Shop closes its downtown location

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Just shy of its second birthday, the downtown outpost for The Bun Shop has closed its doors.

As first reported by the Baltimore Business Journal, the global pastry shop at 22 Light Street is no more. We confirmed this Monday, as a phone line for the eatery was disconnected on Monday afternoon, and its Yelp page has been updated as “CLOSED.”

The shop opened in April 2016 as a cafe, eatery and music venue. Its website still lists 10 other shows scheduled through this June.

Jason Charney, who books events for the business, said in an email that those will be rescheduled for future dates.

Owners Minh Vo, Lam Bui and Andrew Bui could not be immediately reached by phone at their flagship location on W. Read Street in Mount Vernon.

The Read Street shop has been open since 2013, and there are no signs they plan to close. With hours running until 3 a.m. seven days a week, their restaurant and cafe has become a haven for late-night coffee drinkers and anyone who loves a good pastry, ranging from desserts to pork buns to empanadas.

Despite the closure, the owners are still in expansion mode, with plans to open a new location at 40 W. Chesapeake Avenue, directly across from the planned $350 million Towson Row development.

Charney said most events that were scheduled to happen at the Light Street location will be moved to the Towson location, but for the time being, they’re not booking any other acts without a “firm opening date.”

This story has been updated.

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