As far as successful food hookups go, the longstanding one between well-known local pastry business Tammie Coe Cakes and La Grande Orange, the popular grocery and pizzeria in Arcadia, may be one of the Valley's best-known.
But the relationship has come to a end.
In a Facebook post today on the page of Tammie Coe Cakes and MJ Breads (the artisan bread business owned and operated by Tammie's husband, breadmaker MJ Coe), the notable sweets maker announced that the relationship the business had enjoyed with La Grand Orange had "officially run its course" and that Tammie Coe pastries would no longer be sold there.
"We certainly would not be in our current position without our relationship with La Grande Orange, and we will absolutely remain friendly with our Arcadia neighbors," a portion of the post reads. "We will continue to support their business and wish them success in their future endeavors."
Coe's pulling out of La Grande Orange will be disappointing to fans of both businesses: Those who have enjoyed popping into the grocery for a Tammie Coe cupcake, cookie, or slice of cake as well as La Grande Orange Pizzeria patrons wanting a stellar sweet treat after their meal.
But Coe's post states, "We realize that no longer being at LGO may seem like the end of an era to many of you, but we see this as just the beginning . . ."