Dough Mama Opening Bake Shop in Clintonville
Dough Mama was one of the newcomers in our Best Bites: Bakeries event back in February, but that didn’t stop Perrie Wilkof from wowing the crowds with her Maple Bourbon Pecan Mini Pies (voted 3rd favorite dessert that night). In fact, her home-based business has done so well since launching back in September, that she’s already making the next step forward into becoming a brick-and-mortar business in Clintonville.
“The business is relatively new, however, it very quickly outgrew the small home kitchen we were operating out of,” she says. “It was always our goal to open a brick and mortar, we just didn’t anticipate it happening to fast.”
This summer, Dough Mama will open inside the former Virtue Salon space at 3333 North High (Virtue is in the process of relocating down the street into the former Sobo Style space at 3282 North High (Sobo closed back in January)).
“I live in Clintonville and absolutely love it, so I really wanted the shop to be somewhere in the neighborhood,” explains Wilkof. “It’s on a great block with a bunch of other awesome businesses, so we were drawn to the good company.”
Wilkof says that she plans to divide the 1350 square foot space in half, with the back end built out as a kitchen and the front end providing a small shop space for customers. She says that the expansion into a full size kitchen will allow her to expand the menu beyond just pies and pastries.
“We will have many varieties of sweet pies, a couple savory pies, and quiches, every day,” she says. “However, we will also have cookies, scones, biscuits, brownies, as well as other breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, and soup.”
Dough Mama is targeting an early July opening, and plans to be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8am to 5pm. She also plans to add a patio space out front.
For more information, visit www.dough-mama.com.