A sweet deal is turning sour for a local pastry shop.
MR Sisters Sweets is closing their storefront, citing harsh economic and personal times as the reason.
Co-owner Melissa Herring says part of the close is due to Herring having a baby, and co-owner Rhiannon Torres' home going up in flames back in December. She says there were a lot of tears coming to this decision.
The business itself will not shut down, however. MR Sisters will still operate, but only through online orders and catering. Folks just won't be able to go inside the store anymore. Herring says 60-70 hour work weeks aren't possible with family obligations and economic instability.
Herring does have hope for the future though. She says the storefront could open up later on, if the economy -- and their personal fortune -- improves. She says it's difficult to provide a unique product in a small town when times are tough all around. But, she says Emporia is still home to them.
You can contact MR Sisters Sweets by going online to www.mrsisterssweets.com, or by phone at 341-9230.