Cupcakes N'At in Bridgeville Closes

The popular gourmet cupcake shop in Bridgeville closed just four months after opening on Station Street.

A sign hanging from a window at in Bridgeville tells an ironic tale: “Life is short… Eat more cupcakes.”

Unfortunately, life was also short for the gourmet cupcake shop.

The popular shop closed earlier this month, leaving regular patrons to wonder what happened.

and sisters Tamie Godfrey of Scott Township and Billie Jo Giehll of Heidelberg whipped of tasty treats for their customers. The former owners could not be reached for comment on why the shop closed just four months after opening.

The store quickly gained quite a following and enticed people with the sweet aromas coming from the shop on Station Street next to . Each of the cupcakes were named after popular Pittsburguese slogans, such as the “Redd Up” and “Yinzer.”

The sisters were shocked by the initial response to their shop when they sold out 720 cupcakes on their first day.

But that also led to times when they had to close early for the day because they had run out of ingredients, leaving some customers to look elsewhere for gourmet cupcakes.

Now the lights are off and a CLOSED sign hangs in the door. It’s not known what tenant might go into the location.

What would you like to see move into the storefront?

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andy July 25, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Start-up small businesses are risky ventures. Sounds like their business plan didn't include the unanticipated demand. Maybe a similar baking business could survive. But don't expect Pierogi's Plus to branch out. They have a great location in McKees Rocks.
kelly petrosky July 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM
wow, shocker! I thought they were doing so well, but in this economy, most people cant afford 10.00 a half dozen for cupcakes! They were heavanly and will be missed for sure, we always bought for family gatherings and parties!
rose altvater July 25, 2012 at 06:01 PM
My husband and I have owned our automotive repair business for 20 years now....Very tough...Such a shame. The treats were delicious and they were great people. I wish them well !!
LC July 25, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I admire anyone who takes a risk to pursue a dream. Best wishes as you move in to bigger and better things,
Cindy July 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM
I was saying today that I have to get some for our guys at work! Will really miss them! The were awesome!
Roger July 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM
This is a good story to remember for those who want to tax small business owners even more. After all, "they can afford it." I think the current statistic is that 8 of 10 new businesses fail within five years of startup. In some sectors, the failure rate is even higher. Being a small business owner isn't quite all the glamor that some circles wish to paint. "Being your own boss," is great, but the provision comes with great risk.
Joyce Heinrich July 26, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Not only were the cupcakes great but the owners were very generous. They are missed in Bridgeville!
Mike Jones (Editor) July 26, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Very nice and very community oriented.
Cindi Lash July 26, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Heartbroken!!! These women were just lovely, and the cupcakes divine. I especially liked the white cake with white icing — heavenly. We will miss them, and I secretly hope they'll reconsider or come back with a new plan -- a visit there was a treat coming or going from "Sauce" next door.
Maria N August 12, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Does anyone know for sure why they closed? It sounded like they were doing so well.
marilyn September 22, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I also would like to know why they closed? Was it because of no advertising? They were back there and you could not see them from the main road. Their cupcakes were awesome and I cannot believe they gave up after such a such period there. I hope someone can get to the bottom of why they closed. It was the nearest bakery for ome!


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