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Thursday, October 09, 2008 

Hell has frozen over. Mother's has shut down.

Circus Cookies
Originally uploaded by Domain Barnyard.

and killed off my favorite Circus Animals; sent them all packing to the big cookie jar in the sky. I'm crying pink and white sprinkled tears.
Mother's Cookies, an Oakland institution for 92 years, has been shuttered, its owner seeking bankruptcy protection for the company.

The ending was abrupt: Workers for the company, which shifted its baking and distribution operations to plants in Ohio and Canada in 2006, told workers Friday that operations would cease and cookies would no longer be made as of Monday.

The company cited rising prices for raw materials and fuel, and on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.- SFGate

Washington Mutual implodes? Times are tough. Lehman Brothers is gone? Time for some belt tightening. But Mother’s Cookies? This, my friends, is a tragedy.- SFFoodie

Guess you'll know who will be stocking up on what.

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