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Pioneering doughnut shop in Dallas' Deep Ellum stops making the doughnuts

Pioneering doughnut shop in Deep Ellum stops making the doughnuts

Glazed Donut Works, Deep Ellum
Important doughnut news. Photo courtesy of Glazed Donut Works

A Deep Ellum doughnut shop has closed, although the shop promises that it will reopen in 2019.

Glazed Donut Works, one of the area's first "gourmet doughnut" shops, announced in a November 12 Facebook post that it had shut down, attributing the closure to unidentified health issues with the owner.

"Due to owner health issue, Glazed Donut Works will suspend operations in Deep Ellum for the remainder of this year effective immediately," the post said.

As to the nature of the health issue, the Facebook page shut down any inquiries with a post that said, "Thank you in advance for respecting our privacy regarding owner health issue."

Glazed opened in August 2013 on the front wave of the Deep Ellum renaissance as an "elevated" doughnut experience, with a pastry chef on staff, and prices to match, averaging $3-$4 per doughnut.

A second location opened at Legacy Hall, the food hall in Plano, in November 2017.

The Deep Ellum shop has actually been closed since October. An email sent to founder Darren Cameron in late October inquiring about the closure went unanswered.

Their last event was their monthly doughnuts-and-beer collaboration with LUCK at Trinity Groves on October 7. For the November version taking place on November 25, they're out of the picture; Luck is instead partnered with a "local purveyor" called Greg's Kitchen.

Despite the health issue, the doughnut shop's satellite location in Plano remains open. However, the menu there changed during the summer, replacing their trademark gourmet doughnuts done in different flavors with mini doughnuts piled with toppings.

"Our Legacy Hall location is unaffected by this change and will continue to operate, as normal, every day of the week," the post says. "Thank you for your patronage over the past 5 years and we look forward to seeing you back in Deep Ellum in 2019."