Amazing Grace Bakery and Cafe to close

After 27 years, The Amazing Grace Bakery and Café in Canal Park’s DeWitt-Seitz Building announces it will close its doors for good on February 27th. According to a release, owner Connor Riley says the decision to close was very difficult to make.

“The Grace is a family-owned business with deep roots in Duluth. Unfortunately, the pandemic and its aftermath have made closing the right decision.”

The business will host a final concert on Saturday, February 25, and a “Last Hurrah” Open Mic Night on February 26.

Amazing Grace opened in 1995, and was a place for residents and tourists to gather for food, baked goods, and live entertainment.

In June of 2020, Amazing Grace expanded to include a small grocery store and a wholesale bakery business.

“I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished at the Grace. We’ve worked tirelessly and creatively as we’ve adapted to incredible changes in the past few years, and managed to have a lot of fun doing it,” Riley said in the release.

Additionally, plans are in the works to provide a subscription service for Amazing Grace’s popular sourdough bread.

Riley says they have much to be thankful for, from the amazing staff and local vendors to the many musicians who played there.

“We are especially grateful to our loyal customers over the years, who created the community which has always made the Grace a special place. Our motto remains as true as ever: be brave, be kind, don’t eat bad bread.”