After flashing a crowd at an event on Friday, October 26, Normandy Farm Bakery and One Broad owner Mike Ray went into police custody on Wednesday, October 31, and was charged with indecent exposure. According to the Post and Courier, Ray surrendered to the Charleston Police and was in custody as of yesterday.
Ray stepped down from the day-to-day operations of Normandy Farm Bakery and One Broad on Monday, October 29. Ben Johnson, who has been involved with both restaurants since 2007, took over as the director of operations of both Normandy Farm Bakery and One Broad immediately.
Members of the Charleston F&B community, like pastry chef Cynthia Wong and EffinB podcast host Lindsay Collins, have called for a ban on Normandy Farm products, which are found in many restaurants around the Lowcountry. However, according to P&C writer Hanna Raskin, Short Grain has been the only establishment to publicly sever ties to the bakery.