Bearded Lady Food Company will close its downtown Olympia location this weekend.
Located at 412 Franklin St., Bearded Lady specialized in gluten-free baked goods and vegan foods as well as weekend brunch. In a message posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page Monday, the owners announced that Saturday (Jan. 31) will be the last day of business.
Bearded Lady is owned by Melanie Shelton and Jordan Marsicek. The Olympian has left messages seeking comment.
“We are ready to turn a corner in our lives,” according to the Facebook page. “We look forward to seeing what other opportunities and outlets there are for us to express ourselves through our passion in baking and cooking.”
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The message notes that the owners may pursue a cookbook venture, and concludes with a call to action for Bearded Lady’s customers:
“Patronize the new local businesses! Don’t put it off! Be a ‘regular’ somewhere local. Make connections with local business owners, everyone benefits, you won’t regret it!”