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Dough Mama Closing Second Location This Weekend

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After less than a year, Dough Mama will close its doors in the Brewery District at 730 S. High St.

The second location for the Clintonville bakery and brunch spot opened in late August 2020, offering an expanded menu of comfort food favorites for dinner, along with a rotating selection of signature pies and pastries. CU readers voted it the best new restaurant of 2020.

Although the restaurant opened during the pandemic, it’s not the reason for the closure.

“To be totally transparent, the reason for our closure is not financial or for lack of business, but I, Perrie, the sole owner and operator, was burnt out by running two businesses and that’s not the life I want to live,” Owner Perrie Wilkof said in a statement on social media.

Wilkof will be returning to school in the fall to get her Master’s degree.

“I had to see if we could make it work, to go for the dream, but what I ended up finding out is dreams change,” the social media statement continued. “If this year has taught us anything, it’s to appreciate life, live it to its fullest, and there’s no time to waste.”

There is some good news – Dough Mama in Clintonville, 3335 N. High St., isn’t going anywhere, and it’s getting a facelift. The interior will be outfitted with new furniture, as will the back patio, which will see the addition of some new murals painted by female artists.

Wilkof says the Clintonville menu will see some new dishes, incorporating favorites from the Brewery District location. Exactly what dishes and how much of an expansion that menu will get will depend on how the situation with the pandemic continues to improve. But diners will find several new drinks in Clintonville, like the Smores and Lavender Earl Grey Lattes and Turmeric Gingerade.

Dough Mama in Clintonville will reopen for dine-in on Saturday, May 8. Starting on Tuesday, May 11, the restaurant will be open six days a week from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

This weekend, May 1 – 2 will be the last chance to score treats from the South High Street location, which earlier this month dropped to limited weekend hours of 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and started operating solely as a bakery and coffee shop.

For more information, visit dough-mama.com.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated on 4/30/2021 with additional information from Wilkof.

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