Sunday, August 2, 2009

Big Week Finally Here: Store Opens On Wednesday 8/5/09

Well it looks like we have finally made the home stretch. We will open the doors to the new Little Buddy Biscuit Company retail bakery at 635 5th Avenue in Brooklyn (between 17th and 18th) on Wednesday, August 5th at 7:00 am. For now the hours will be from 7:00 am-5:30ish pm Monday-Friday and 8:00am-6:00pm on Saturday. We will add more hours during the busy seasons or as needed, but for now that's our starting point.

The store looks great, we are really excited and judging from all the people who have popped in to inquire about what we are doing it seems the neighborhood is eager for us to open too. Of course we will have our popular Big Buddy cookies, brownies, and cupcakes but now I'll have the chance to bake more treats like butter cookies, lemon or pecan bars, layer cakes, muffins and scones, coffee cakes and other surprises. In addition we'll have fair trade organic coffee (Equal Exchange) and organic fair trade teas (Serendipitea) plus other beverages. Plus, Jane's Ice Cream, a small batch ice cream from the Hudson Valley that uses local dairy, high quality ingredients (organic when possible) and just awesome flavors. Amy and Bob gave us a lesson on how to scoop yesterday and of course we had to eat our practice scoops. Boy is it great ice cream, I think I might gain a pound or two.

Many thanks to V & G Custom Builders. Owner Vinny Sallustro is a great contractor and made the renovation smooth sailing. He is professional, reliable, knowledgeable, conscientious, and great to work with. If you need a good contractor I would recommend Vincent in a blink. My friend Paul Marotta made beatiful cabinets for the store and I'll be grateful to look at his work every day.

Thanks also to Vincent (a longtime successful baker in his own right) and his son Nat our landlord's who are really fair guys and behind what we are doing and helped us through the process to make things go smooth and easy. I think we will carry the bakery tradition Vincent established at 635 many years ago in style. We had lot's of help and support from so many people, it was truly a community undertaking and Jill Jack and I are really appreciate it. I can't wait to open the doors. Please stop by and buy a cookie, coffee or other treat and meet Joy, Kris, Tim, Mr. Bisky and the Little Buddy family.

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