It's that time again folks we are happy to announce Pekarna Coffee + Bakery as our October Business of the Month!
It’s been a long time coming for this Business of the Month, congratulations Pekarna Coffee & Bakery. Pekarna has been nominated for the second month in a row for Business of the Month narrowly missing Septembers’ nomination by just a handful of votes. Christine (owner, baker, and decorator extraordinaire) decided after outgrowing her home kitchen, primarily focusing on royal and buttercream frosted decorated sugar cookies that it was time to make her passion a business. She specializes in homemade sweets of all kinds, filling the case Wednesday through Saturday with fan favorites such as homemade cinnamon rolls, cookies, along with other delectable delights. A daily lunch special keeps everyone guessing, and for those that prefer wraps and salads, Pekarna has those options as well. She is also quite busy making decorated sugar cookie masterpieces for all of your custom ordering needs. Christine and Ryan Mayo along with their family poured the hearts into creating a beautiful space to welcome their patrons. Rehabbing a former hair salon into a Coffee Shop & Bakery was not an easy feat. The total remodel took about 6 months, tons of patience, and a great amount of talent from friends and family; the end result was worth it all! Here are just a few things that Pekarna’s nominee’s said about our Business of the Month: “The products are awesome and so is the service” “The Bakery is always clean, the food is amazing, and they treat their customer’s great” “I am nominating this business because they are passionate and knowledgeable in all they do. They have great employees who greet people with a welcoming smile. We are so lucky to have these types of products offered in our small town. They are doing a great job!” With that being said, if you haven’t made it in for a sweet treat, or a delicious coffee drink now is the time! Pekarna is open Wednesday through Saturday 7 am-2 pm. Stop in and enjoy their fall-flavored coffee they are also offering private baking classes (check their website out www.pcandb.com for class schedules and online ordering). When I asked Christine what her favorite part of having a business downtown she said, “Definitely the customers, we’ve had customers bring us gifts. Share their lives and babies with us, pray for us, laugh with us, some even come to the back and we joke, or hug, or even have a good cry. We’ve gained a whole new family by being downtown and being available to the public. It’s been quite a blessing. “
camera-shy the rest of the awesome Pekarna crew: Mickey, Ryan, Tonya, Tameka, Lucy, Delaney, Mariah, Mollie, Tim, Kati, Bruin, Doak, and Liv!