After a few months of waiting, the date is official: Thursday, December 31. That will be Scratch Cupcakery's final day in the downtown Cedar Falls location they've called home for 8 years. But, this isn't a somber occasion, because Scratch is simply moving to a new, bigger location.

The local business confirmed on its Facebook page that the cupcake shop will move into the new location at 6607 University Avenue (by Slumberland Furniture) soon. Though, an exact date wasn't given, the post indicates it will be next week sometime. If you drive by the new location, Scratch Cupcakery's signage is already in place.

While its exciting news for the business, and me since I live about half a mile from the new location, for many it's still bittersweet. After so many years and memories in one location, a new one will take some getting use to. Previously, Just Dough (which has the same ownership at Scratch) was in the University Ave. location. Scratch Cupcakery will continue to offer Just Dough treats as well.

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