(UPDATE: We have received clarification that while Michelle Johnson's bakery will be open on July 4, she is operating on a temporary two-day permit. So we will await news for a permanent opening for her bakery/cafe. We're told the business will be in both the former West Side Cafe building, as well as the attached building to the north. Developing....)
Last summer, this blog reported that a new cafe and/or bakery would soon make its way to Dorchester's main street.
Now the Dorchester Times confirms a new Dorchester bakery will be open this Saturday, July 4.
The bakery will be housed on Dorchester's main street, just south of the Post Office.
The bakery's owner and operator is Michelle Johnson.
Among the bakery's Fourth of July specials will be:
- Cotton Candy - $2/bag (blue raspberry, pink bubble gum, orange, grape)
- Designer Cookies - $1.25 each (stars and stripes, flip-flops)
- Cake Cups - $2.50 each (turtle, strawberry/cream cheese, Reese's)
- Dessert Bars - $1.50 each (lemon, pecan, brownie pizza, pumpkin)
- Kolache - $1 each (raspberry, cream cheese, cherry)
- Cold Bottled Water - 50 cents
The proprietors, who have strong Dorchester ties, will need strong support by the community and area residents.
In a 2010 Times survey, readers said that a "cafe with a bakery" was one of the most needed businesses in Dorchester. In fact, a cafe commanded the second highest number of votes, behind only a convenience store.