NORTH OGDEN — After a four-month run, marked by brisk business and talk of changes to come, the Dessert Factory in North Ogden suddenly closed.

A sign outside the business didn’t offer much by way of explanation: “Closed permanently/Thank you for your business!”

Trevor White, the owner, offered a little more in a post Tuesday on the Dessert Factory’s Instagram account, saying the business had been sold. Still, it’s not totally clear what exactly is going on.

“This happened through a multi-business merger, and the bakery was actually purchased and part of the contingency behind the purchase of the bakery was that the bakery would close,” White said. He said in the post that April 6 was the last day of business, but couldn’t immediately be reached for additional comment.

The Dessert Factory, featuring crepes, cinnamon rolls, cookies, banoffee pie and other sugary treats, opened Jan. 6 and drew a steady stream of customers. White, in an interview last February with The Standard-Examiner, talked of adding to the menu and building an outdoor stage to offer entertainment to customers in warmer weather. In its short existence, he had to hire additional help to keep up with demand.

In the Instagram message, White acknowledged that some had noticed the closed sign in front of the business and the post was meant as an explanation. White is an entrepreneur and also owns Electrifying Events, which produces music festivals and other activities.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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