Bakin’ Me Happy bakery closes near Springfield, Illinois

After closing on May 25, Bakin’ Me Happy in Riverton will not reopen its doors to the public.

Bakin’ Me Happy owner Tina Aten said a personal decision led to the store’s closure.

The bakery and breakfast shop on North 7th Street in Riverton originally planned to reopen after Memorial Day, but a social media post on May 30 said the store was closed due to an unexpected event, which led to the permanent closure.

“I am only asking for my privacy at this time,” Aten said in a message announcing Facebook’s closure. “The past year has certainly been a whirlwind of emotions, both for me and for my employees. We met some amazing people and made some fantastic memories, and our appreciation can never be overstated.”

Aten thanked the communities of Springfield and Riverton for their support of her local business and apologized for the sudden changes made to the store after Memorial Day.

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According to the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, Bakin’ Me Happy LLC has been operating under Aten, the bakery’s sole employee, since Jan. 20 of last year.

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Bakery items and equipment will be available for purchase at Aten’s home over the weekend of June 7-9, along with furniture and other household items.

Updates on bakery equipment and times will be made available to the public via Aten’s Facebook page.

Claire Grant writes about business, growth and development and other news topics for the State Journal-Register. She can be reached at [email protected]; and on X (formerly known as Twitter): @Claire_Granted