Willow Lawn has lost one of its sweet spots.
Duck Donuts on Sunday closed its store at 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Unit 130, leaving the chain with only one Richmond-area location.
The company made its closure official on Facebook with a post to its Richmond page, stating the group was “unable to come to an equitable agreement that would work for our team.”
“It is with mixed emotions that we must notify you that we have closed this location,” the Facebook post stated. “We are sad to leave this location and thought we had a solution for a moment, but alas it was not to be.”
It was not clear whether that was a reference to its lease at Willow Lawn or some other agreement related to the store.
Duck Donuts did not return a call for comment Monday afternoon about whether it was considering opening another location in the metro area.
Federal Realty Investment Trust, which owns and maintains leasing of the Shops at Willow Lawn, would not comment about Duck Donuts or whether a new tenant has been signed to take over the space.
Duck Donuts, known for its made-to-order donuts, still operates a store in the Altria Theater at 6 N. Laurel St., which it opened in April.
Founded and named for the Outer Banks town of Duck, North Carolina, the Pennsylvania-based chain opened its Willow Lawn location in 2014, and later a second location in West Broad Village development in Short Pump in 2016 that it closed in 2018.
The store’s closure comes as Willow Lawn experiences several changes to its dining options.
The center recently added new restaurants, including the SaltBox Oyster Co. and Legends Grille that opened last fall. Also, a new Starbucks with a drive-thru opened last month next door to Chopt Creative Salads.