Woman-owned, LGBTQ+ business UpRising Bakery in Lake of the Hills shuts down after harassment

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
UpRising Bakery shuts down at the end of May
The owner is looking to try something new.

LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (WLS) -- After nearly a year of harassment, a north suburban bakery is shutting down for good.

UpRising Bakery in Lake in the Hills wrote in a social media post that Wednesday was its final day of operations.

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"It was our honor to be part of this community, to be supported and loved by you, to be a positive representation, a safe place, a voice, in McHenry County," wrote owner Corinna Sac.

The woman and LGBTQ+-owned bakery has been the victim of vandalism and revenue loss after trying to host a drag show last summer.

A fundraising campaign helped keep the bakery open temporarily, but bakery sales following the fundraiser were not sufficient to pay expenses.

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Although UpRising is not looking for a new location, Sac said it was not a goodbye. UpRising may be closed but the owner is looking for a new dream and to experience something new.