Glazed Doughnut Shop to close in Northampton

  • Glazed Doughnut Shop on Crafts Avenue in Northampton is seen Thursday. The shop will close Saturday. STAFF PHOTO/Bera Dunau

  • Samantha Devincenti at Glazed Doughnut Shop on Thursday alongside a chocolate glazed doughnut, her favorite. Bera Dunau—Bera Dunau

Staff Writer
Published: 4/19/2019 12:12:25 AM
Modified: 4/19/2019 12:12:14 AM

NORTHAMPTON — Glazed Doughnut Shop is closing its Crafts Avenue outlet after two and a half years in business, but will be keeping open its Amherst shop.

A Monday Facebook post from the owners of the business, husband and wife Nick and Keren Rhodes, said that running two stores was too difficult on their work/home balance.

“It was a decision for our family more than anything else,” Keren Rhodes said. “Having two shops is exponentially more work than having one shop.”

The last day of operation in Northampton will be Saturday. The business opened there in the fall of 2016, succeeding SIP Cafe and Coffee Bar  in the space.

Rhodes said that they have two children, 9 and 10 years old, and that they didn’t want to be missing out on activities such as family dinner time.

“We just decided to put family first,” she said.

She also said that they loved their landlord in Northampton and that the shop was making money, although not enough to justify the personal toll.

The shop specialized in doughnuts, and also sold a variety of drinks.

Rhodes said Glazed’s four Northampton employees were given two weeks’ notice, and that all of them have found post-closing employment outside of Glazed.

Rhodes said that the change will also allow them to focus their energies on the Amherst store, which has been in its current location since 2014.

This will include baking for fun, and putting those items in the case, which may include croissant’s, cupcakes, muffins and brownies. It will also include a new, revamped display.

“It’s a real work of art,” said Rhodes.

Glazed Doughnuts is Nick Rhodes’ full-time job, and the couple live and grew up in Amherst.

One patron who is going to miss Glazed’s Northampton location is 17-year-old Samantha Devincenti, of Northampton, who says she goes there probably once a week and described the closing as “really disappointing.”

She does have friends in Amherst, however, and she said that she’ll probably make her way to the Glazed’s there.

Bera Dunau can be reached at bdunau@gazettenet.com.




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