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The Georgetown Current reports that M Street bakery Furin’s is closing on July 31. Of all the factors that owner Bernie Furin cites as reasons for the shuttering—rising food prices and property taxes and a general decline in catering business—the influx of competing cupcakeries isn’t one of them. To the contrary, the owner’s son, Chris Furin, says the mini-cake craze has been a boon to the business: “People walking from Metro see a sign saying cupcakes and come in. We probably make 200 cupcakes a day. We used to make about 30.”

Photo courtesy of Furin’s