Dorothy Lane Market is opening a retail location of its Love Cakes specialty bakery next to its Washington Township store near Dayton, Ohio. The new storefront, which will be next to the store’s Drive Up grocery pickup spaces and the Culinary Center, is under construction and will open in October, according to Scott Fox, VP of bakery and coffee for the three-store independent grocer.
Love Cakes currently operates out of a section in the grocer’s central bakery behind the store, which can be hard for customers to find and is typically used for wedding cake consultations, Fox noted in a local news report. The move to the front of the shopping center will encourage more customers to stop in and buy ready-made cakes as well as order custom cakes for special occasions. The new space will allow the operation to add a new dessert line as well as give the decorators more room to work, the company said.
Love Cakes’ former space in the central bakery will be taken over by Laura’s Cookies, a partner of the Dorothy Lane Market bakery.