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Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Susan Post Susan Post Bake Me Happy Adds Gluten-Free Grocery

Gluten-free pretzel rods! Gluten-free pasta! Gluten-free seltzers and wines! Bake Me Happy has turned the seating area from their Merion Village coffee shop and bakery into the gluten-free bodega of their dreams. Adding a grocery component wasn’t necessarily on the radar for Bake Me Happy, but then 2020 happened. Co-Owner Letha Pugh says the bakery […]

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Service! Moves to New Phase with Hospitality Worker Grants

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Service! Moves to New Phase with Hospitality Worker Grants

Service! — an initiative created at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to provide relief to hospitality workers with free meals — managed to deliver and serve 10,000 meals in its first eight weeks. Now that some hospitality workers are back to work, the need for food has declined. But that doesn’t mean people in this […]

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City of Columbus to Honor Black Out and Proud’s Letha Pugh

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus to Honor Black Out and Proud’s Letha Pugh

Bake Me Happy Co-Owner and Black Out and Proud Co-Founder Letha Pugh will be honored by the City of Columbus with the Steven Shellabarger Illuminator Award, in tandem with the Pride Illumination at City Hall. “From her work with Black Out and Proud to expand education, social opportunities, the arts, spirituality, and social justice that […]

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Popular Burger Joint Setting Up Downtown

Susan Post Susan Post Popular Burger Joint Setting Up Downtown

Preston’s: A Burger Joint is opening its flagship location Downtown. After residencies at bar kitchens and a rolling food truck, Preston’s is making it permanent at 15 W. Cherry St. The burger joint has a new restaurant group behind it, Muse Hospitality, which includes Chefs and Creators Matt Heaggans and Catie Randazzo, along with restaurant […]

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Bake Me Happy Expanding With Coffee Shop this Fall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Bake Me Happy Expanding With Coffee Shop this Fall

Local entrepreneurs Letha and Wendy Miller Pugh have their minds set on growth and evolution for their gluten-free bakery Bake Me Happy. Located in Merion Village, what’s been mostly a grab-and-go business will soon offer an extended drink service, as well as seating and event space. The idea came to Letha Pugh after their neighbor […]

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Bake Me Happy Opening Retail Shop in Merion Village

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bake Me Happy Opening Retail Shop in Merion Village

If you’re like the many around town who simply love the nostalgic treats that Bake Me Happy (who exclusively makes gluten-free goodies) produces, then there’s cause for celebration. They’re moving into a larger space in Merion Village and expanding their services. Wendy Miller Pugh and Letha Pugh are the mavens behind Bake Me Happy and […]

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Bake Me Happy Bus Set To Roll Out this Summer

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bake Me Happy Bus Set To Roll Out this Summer

Bake Me Happy is the love child of partners Letha Pugh and Wendy Miller Pugh, a diagnosed gluten intolerant. Noticing the distinct lack of sweet treats for celiac sufferers, the ladies, in conjunction with ARC Industries, created Bake Me Happy last Spring. Success was immediate, so much so that this summer, the ladies will launch […]

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