Days after the closure of the Great Harvest Bread Company's South Pasadena location, company representatives said they believe South Pasadena is a good market for the store's brand and hope to see another location open there again at some point.
The South Pasadena bakery location , left with a home-made sign thanking South Pasadena residents for their support and no further explanation for why it had been shut down.
Great Harvest marketing director Kate Ord did not have all the answers either when she spoke with Patch; while Great Harvest has a national brand, the individual stores are run by local franchise owners, Ord said.
There was no centralized decision to close the South Pasadena location and Ord said she did not have any definitive details on why the owners closed the location.
She added that the company will be in touch with the local owners to see if there is anything that can be done. If not, the company will consider recruiting others potential business owners who might want to run a franchise in town.
"We feel like South Pasadena is a place that appreciates the products we create," Ord said.
Multiple calls to the owners of the South Pasadena franchise were not returned on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Great Harvest was started in the 1970s in Great Falls, Montana and now has more than 200 locations in the U.S. according to the company's website.