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Owner of Dawn of the Donut announces the shop will shut down next week

The owner of Dawn of the Donut, a Spokane bakery that served a variety of zombie-themed baked goods, will close the business next week.

The business opened in August 2013 with a storefront at 3402 N. Division St, and a roving donut truck.

The owner, Martin Judnich, is a Missoula attorney who said he found it too hard to maintain the business from a distance.

He announced it’s closing on Sept. 14. The company’s Facebook page invites would-be buyers to contact a broker for details on a possible sale. The broker, Don Cunningham, said Judnich is offering the company’s assets and inventory for around $22,000.

“I started it because it was a fun idea and was interesting,” Judnich said. “But it takes a lot of time and effort, and it became a quality of life issue for me, especially trying to raise a young family,” he said.

 The business has about 12 workers, Judnich said.

“It’s been profitable. If someone wants to buy it, they should contact Don Cunningham,” he said.  The business had about 20 wholesale accounts as well, Cunningham said.

The Spokesman-Review business team follows economic development in Spokane and the Inland Northwest.