Muddy Paws Cheesecake in St. Louis Park will close its doors Wednesday, but its owner hopes donations will make this just a temporary shuttering.
The small business has a debt load of $480,000, which has put the operation in dire straits despite a slew of honors for its many-flavored desserts, including a visit to the White House and an appearance on the Food Network.
“We’re trying to get a fund to get half of that covered,” Tami Cabrera, the owner of Muddy Paws who has run the business for 30 years, said of the $240,000 goal. “I’ve been struggling and doing my best to make it all work.”
Despite the looming debt, Cabrera said she has no plans to file for bankruptcy, even though businesses like hers that are not registered nonprofits do…