ALSACE TWP., PA – You may’t make a dream occur with out the drive — and that is precisely how this one began.
“I’d all the time drive up right here, and I’d suppose, ‘That is precisely what I need, I need any such setting,'” mentioned Scott Piergrossi, proprietor of The Bake Store at Skyline Drive Orchard.
Now, it is being baked right into a actuality for the world vocal music instructor, specializing in the opposite senses of sight, odor and style.
“It is all inventive,” Piergrossi mentioned. “Strawberry truffles, vanilla truffles, chocolate truffles, chocolate chip truffles.”
The chance to take over the place introduced itself throughout the pandemic. The Bake Store at Skyline Drive is ready to open on the finish of the month.
“My nervousness is excessive, however it’s an excellent nervousness as a result of it is a problem,” Piergrossi mentioned.
He credit mates with retaining him calm as he focuses on one thing he loves.
“My aspect ardour has all the time been baking and cooking, and I’ve liked baking since I used to be a child,” he recalled.
You may’t get rather more domestically sourced and domestically grown than what you can find at The Bake Store, as a lot of the baking will embrace fruits plucked mere toes from the bakery itself.
“The orchard is gorgeous,” he mentioned. “We have now the apple timber, the peach timber. The blueberries might be coming straight from this orchard.”
The substances aren’t the one factor native. The country, seasonally-themed storefront is staying near residence, too.
“The retail merchandise that I’ve,” Piergrossi mentioned, “I am making an attempt to do Pennsylvania-owned. Berks County. Native.”
Does the first-time entrepreneur have any recommendation for budding potential small enterprise house owners?
“I’d say, ‘Do it. Observe your desires,'” Piergrossi mentioned. “It is OK to be afraid. I feel being afraid challenges you and makes you a greater individual.”
The Bake Store at Skyline Drive Orchard is slated to open Memorial Day weekend.