Business & Real Estate

Icing on the Cupcake reopens single Rocklin store under new ownership

Icing on the Cupcake, the Sacramento-area gourmet cupcake chain started seven years ago and closed in January amid a bankruptcy filing and financial struggles, has reopened a single Rocklin store under new ownership.

A group of local investors, doing business as Icing LLC, reopened the store at 6839 Lonetree Blvd. in Rocklin on March 31. Listed hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The outlet employs about a dozen, including employees under the previous ownership, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Dec. 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California, listing estimated assets of $100,001 to $500,000 and estimated liabilities of $500,001 to $1 million.

Prior to closing doors in late January, Icing on the Cupcake also operated stores in Sacramento, Citrus Heights and Folsom. Icing on the Cupcake, started in 2007, was the brainchild of Christee Owens, her mother, Shirley Nagasawa, and family friend Chuck Meridith.

The new owners purchased the company’s assets and have said there are no current plans to expand beyond the one store in Rocklin. This week, the outlet commenced delivery service to Sacramento-area communities for varying costs. Icing on the Cupcake says it has retained recipes that were popularized under the previous ownership.

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