Larder & Cupboard to close Maplewood shop on Dec. 30

Larder & Cupboard owner Cindy Higgerson will close her specialty shop at 7310 Manchester Road in Maplewood after five years in business. Higgerson made the announcement yesterday, Dec. 27, via social media.

“There were a lot of factors involved in the decision. Part of it is increasing overhead costs, and rent has gone up significantly. And just the way consumers shop,” Higgerson said. “Plus, the products we make in house, jams and mustards, have really taken off, so we’ll focus more on that going forward.” 

Though the shop is closing, Higgerson said she’ll continue selling Larder & Cupboard products at Schlafly Winter Markets, as well as other spaces to be announced in January. She will continue to sell the Larder & Cupboard beer mustards, jams and more at Union Studio in Botanical Heights. 

Since opening, Larder & Cupboard has been a neighborhood go-to for specialty products from local producers, selling everything from small-batch chocolates to gourmet pastas and high-quality local meat and dairy. 

“The small business community here is incredible,” Higgerson said of her time in Maplewood. “Very supportive. And our customers… I’m really going to miss our regular customers in the shop.”

Adam Rothbarth is a staff writer at Sauce Magazine.