After a decade in business, an Iowa-based cupcake company will be closing one of it's locations in the coming weeks.

The Des Moines Register reports that the cupcake company in question...say that three times fast...is Scratch Cupcakery. The company owned by Natalie Brown will close one of its Iowa locations "in the coming weeks." The Register reports that Scratch's lease on its store at  7450 Bridgewood Blvd., Suite 215 in West Des Moines ends in November and will not be renewed. The store was Scratch's only metro Des Moines location.

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While it's certainly sad news for Scratch fans in Des Moines, the Register reports that Scratch Cupcakery locations in Waterloo, Cedar Falls,  the store pictured above in Coralville, and its mobile food truck will remain open. In a social media post, the company talked about overcoming enormous challenges and working alongside great people. In the end, the post stated that "a few remaining obstacles have continued to work against us, making it impossible to continue."

Scratch thanked its local fanbase for over a decade of support. The Register reports that the West Des Moines store will be debuting updated hours in response to the closure. The store will now be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays. The hours are subject to change. Outstanding gift cards can be used at other Scratch locations.

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