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Bellacrosta Bakery and Fine Foods in Liberty Lake is closing

UPDATED: FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 4:15 P.M.

Bellacrosta Bakery and Fine Foods in Liberty Lake is closing.

It opened at the end of August near the Yoke’s Fresh Market and specialized in rustic breads, baguettes, pastries, salad dressings and high-end olive oil.

The storefront is located at 1235 N. Liberty Lake Road, Suite. 109, in Liberty Lake.

The bakeshop was the retail outlet for the Spokane Valley-based business of the same name. It had been in operation since February, growing out of Clover, the upscale restaurant that opened in a Caftsman-style house in Spokane’s University District in 2012.

Marta Harrington and her husband Paul are minority partners in Clover with co-owners Scott and Liz McCandless. The McCandlesses also own nearly all Subway and Papa Murphy’s restaurants in Eastern Washington as well as Idaho and California, and the Edible Arrangements in downtown Spokane, plus a test kitchen in Spokane Valley.

The entire Bellacrosta baking operation “is on hiatus to regroup,” Marta Harrington said.

The plan is to cease retail and wholesale production, re-evaluate the business, and be back up and running in some fashion by spring for the farmer’s market season.

Meantime, Clover will be doing some of its own baking in house.

Clover is at 913 E. Sharp Ave. Call (509) 487-2937.

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