Since the pandemic, we have seen so many small business either close, or reduce to limited hours, or limited staff or both just to stay in business.  This is one of the reasons why it is so important to shop small, and shop local whenever you can.

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One of those businesses is called Muddy Paws Cheesecake and is located in St. Louis Park.  They have been in business for 30 years and normally offers 222 different flavors of cheesecake.  That is a crazy amount of flavor combinations.

A statement on their website thanks everyone for their business for the past 30 years.

Hello Friends, Long Time Supporters & Those New to Us,

It has been an incredible 30 years!! THANK YOU! We have been so fortunate to serve 222 Flavors of Cheesecake in the Twin Cities for three decades! WOW! I look forward to each day and, seeing all of you hearing your stories. The joy our cheesecake brings you is why we put so much love into our cheesecakes!

The also stated on their website that they had to close (hopefully only temporarily) on the 27th of December.

Over the past five years, we have had many unfortunate events and significant ingredient/supply increases. The “snowball” of how we arrived at this place is explained further down this page. While we have a loyal following and are steadily busy, we cannot go on without debt relief.

They also state on their website that they have been very happy to have helped out with several charities over the 30 years that they have been in business, and now they need help.  They are hoping that their loyal customers, and people who just love cheesecake and small businesses will be willing to help them out so they can reopen their doors and that this closure will not be a permanent situation.

Muddy Paws Cheesecake has several ways to donate listed on their website.  And they are hoping that in this season of giving that people will find it in their hearts to give to them so they can continue their tradition of yummy cheesecakes.  In fact, one of the ways you can donate is through an email address that is

If you are interested, there are several other ways to donate too. And all of them are listed on their website.

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