Lisa Larue – Big City Cupcakes (Updates, etc.)
[CHECK THE UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!! Lisa Larue's corporate store in Kelowna has CLOSED and most stores in BC are also closed. There have been COURT CASES against Lisa Larue and Big City Cupcakes (see link to Court Services) and mentions about SCAMS (see link to Scamchasers site). Below is an intro to the original story, written in 2009, followed by updates, comments and links.]
Last Fall, three women opened a cupcake shop in Kelowna, BC. It was an idea they got from the states, and they didn’t know how the community would react to a specialty store that only offered cupcakes. Would people embrace the idea? Would there be enough customers to make the business sustainable?
“It was a gamble,” says Lisa Larue, the visionary behind Big City Cupcakes, “but it paid off. We sold out on the first day.”
Within their first month of opening they had inquiries from people interested in opening franchises. < snip >
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The next two links below, marked with asterisk (**), have been archived. The new link for both articles is:
**Lisa ‘LaRue’ has made two names for herself, both bad
By David Baines, Vancouver Sun, Sept. 17, 2011
**Cupcake Partnership Left Bitter Taste
By Jana G. Pruden, Edmonton Journal
BC Court Services Online
This will take you to a website where you can look up court cases by name or business.
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