After just over two years on Hayes Street, Schulzies Bread Pudding is set to close on Tuesday, April 14th.
The bread pudding's second brick-and-mortar location (the original is located in Venice, CA) was initially met with build-out issues after securing a coveted spot at 364 Hayes St., a historical building that forced owner Sarah Schulz and her San Francisco counterpart Julie Hurlbert to deal with extra regulations. Initially targeting a 2012 opening, the shop opened its doors in January, 2013.
"Hayes Valley has been a wonderful location for Schulzies," Schulz told us. "What I've found, though, is that for a small business, it is increasingly challenging for me to run—and grow—the shop from my home in Venice, CA."
During the tedious build-out in 2012, a Shulzies cart could be found at various local events like the Hayes Valley Block Party. While Schulz didn't confirm any future cart presence, she did say, "There is a lot in the works where we will be popping up."
"I'm going to be focusing my resources on building Schulzies' online and grocery presence, and making it a national brand," she said. "So to all of my loyal customers, don't worry. You'll still be able to enjoy the pudding you love."
To that end, this isn't the last time you'll see Schulzies in Hayes Valley. Schulz told us that the new occupant (more on that soon) will be selling pints of her bread pudding on a "secret menu."
"We will also have an offering at Artís Coffee, which will be opening up soon in the hood," Shulz added.
We'll let you know once on the new tenant for the space is confirmed. In the meantime, you've got until Tuesday to grab your bread pudding fix.