Le Cave's Bakery is moving into a building known for serving up burgers and fries.

The longtime south Tucson institution is remodeling the former Jack in the Box building at 3950 E. 22nd St. No word on when it will open.

The move comes nearly a year after a court ordered the bakery to close following a series of failed Pima County Health Department inspections. It reopened briefly, but seemed to close for good around the Christmas holidays.

The bakery, which had operated at 1219 S. Sixth Ave. since 1935, was practically a landmark of the south side for generations, serving up Mexican pastries, cakes and donuts that fans swore were the best in Tucson if not the country.

But the business suffered a string of devastating setbacks when a judge ordered it be closed last summer after the bakery failed six health inspections. The business had been operating without a permit following a change of ownership that required the new owner to obtain a new permit. County inspectors at the time cited “gross, unsanitary conditions" that were not fully resolved after numerous inspections.

The city in early May issued a building permit to Le Cave's owners to remodel the new location. The permit expires in November. 

Contact reporter Cathalena E. Burch at cburch@tucson.com or 573-4642. On Twitter @Starburch

Cathalena has covered music for the Star for the past 20 years. She's a graduate of Arizona State University has worked at Sedona Red Rock News, Niagara Gazette in Niagara Falls, New York; and USA Today.