This article has been updated.
The Owings Mills location of Fractured Prune, the Ocean City doughnut shop with franchises nationwide, has closed, a spokesman for the developer confirmed Thursday.
A court notice posted on the door of the Metro Centre shop cited “failure to pay rent” for the month of June. Co-owner Shawn Salafia said the location initially closed on June 2 after the fryer broke. He said they decided to stay closed even though their lease ends in 2023.
“We went in there thinking it would be a wonderful spot,” Salafia said, adding that a lack of customers contributed to the closing.
A spokesman for Metro Centre’s developer, David S. Brown Enterprises, declined to comment further.
The Owings Mills franchise opened in 2015 as one of the establishing businesses in the development. The doughnut spot known for made-to-order, hand-dipped treats has several Maryland locations, including in Parkville, Crofton and Ocean City.