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Popular Dessert Shop Sweet Daze Permanently Closes Its Doors

Plus, boba shop Happy Lemon opens in Richardson and more DFW dining intel

a dozen bright blue donuts glazed to look like a galaxy, with swirls of lighter blue and purple icing and edible star glitter
Sweet Daze, the bakery known for its photogenic treats, has closed up shop in Richardson.
Sweet Daze Dessert Bar/Facebook

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Popular Richardson bakery Sweet Daze has officially shuttered

Sweet Daze, the Richardson bakery that gained fame thanks to its uber-photogenic treats, like galaxy doughnuts and black ice cream, has officially closed up shop. The bakery was initially supposed to close on Friday, September 17, but a wave of last-minute support led owner Holly Nguyen to postpone the closure until Sunday, September 19. In an extensive FAQ about the closure on the Sweet Daze website, Nguyen writes that she opted not to renew the shops lease in order to focus on other ventures, including running OMG Tacos in Richardson, and working in real estate development, both of which are jobs Nguyen already had when she opened Sweet Daze in 2017.

“2020 should have been a crippling year for us, but actually turned out to be our best year yet thanks to our AMAZING customers!,” she wrote on the website. “Because of this, i didn’t have time to find a suitable person to take over before our lease ends this year.”

Flower Child will bring its super-fresh food to Fort Worth next year

Flower Child, the fast-casual restaurant known for catering to vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and other specialty diets, is bringing its made-from-scratch food to Fort Worth’s University Park Village in 2022. The restaurant, which serves dishes like avocado hummus, watermelon and heirloom tomato salads, and sweet potato noodle bowls, is expected to open in the first quarter of the year. Flower Child already has locations in Addison, Inwood Village, Preston Royal, and Rosewood Court in Dallas.

Happy Lemon now serving cheese teas in Richardson

The first Texas location of Happy Lemon, the Chinese boba shop known for its salted cream cheese foam-topped drinks, is now open in Richardson. The cafe, at 169 North Plano Road, opened quietly this past weekend, according to Community Impact. In addition to cheese teas, Happy Lemon also serves toasty bubble waffles, smoothies, slushies, fruit-flavored teas, and matcha lattes. more Happy Lemon locations are expected to arrive soon in Houston and Austin.

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