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Cheeky Monkey closing its doors — sort of

Jennifer Noble, owner of Cheeky Monkey Cake Company, will be closing her D’Iberville store on Oct. 1, 2016.
Jennifer Noble, owner of Cheeky Monkey Cake Company, will be closing her D’Iberville store on Oct. 1, 2016. jclark@sunherald.com

A popular Coast bakery is closing its doors — one set of doors, at least.

Jennifer Noble, owner of Cheeky Monkey Cake Company in D’Iberville, announced on the bakery’s Facebook page the D’Iberville location at 3516 Sangani Blvd. will close Oct. 1.

But patrons of the cake shop need not worry; they will still have access to their favorite high-quality cupcakes.

“We are opening the Biloxi store on Tuesday, Sept. 13,” Noble said. “So, there’s going to be a little bit of crossover.”

Noble said the new shop at 266 DeBuys Road will be open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

She said the new location will feature some new items.

“We will have ‘teeny cakes’ and we will have some seasonal items during Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas,” Noble said.

According to the Facebook post, the D’Iberville store is closing because of issues with negotiating a new lease. It has been at that location for more than five years.

Cheeky Monkey has become a popular spot thanks to Noble’s gourmet cupcakes, eye-popping specialty cakes and homemade king cakes, including a special pulled-pork king cake.

Noble was also very outspoken over the passing of HB 1523, the “religious freedom bill,” which Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law. It was blocked from taking effect by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Cheeky Monkey made a few cakes for Bryant, including an inauguration cake for his office on the Coast. Photos of Noble and her staff with Bryant and the cake, however, were removed from the bakery’s Facebook page.

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