Hip Hop Sweet Shop (1805 W. Jefferson St.) wants you to know that it will be closed temporarily for repairs and expansion, and slated for reopening on September 16.

There’s more to the back story, and Eleanor Tolbert tells us all about it at Louisville Business First.

Hip Hop Sweet Shop will more than double its size with renovation

Owner Lafesa Johnson said she is anticipating finishing the project and reopening Sept. 16.

The shop, previously about 1,000 square feet, will total about 2,500 square feet after the renovation is done. Johnson said a unit next door, formerly an art studio, became available. She decided to rent the space and conjoin the two buildings.

The purpose of the expansion is to add a dining area to the shop. It originally only offered grab-and-go options, but she received requests from customers for a place to sit and eat.