It’s been a long time coming, initial talks began three years ago. Brown Sugar Bakery always wanted the next location of their award winning, southern style dessert shop to be in Austin. Alderman Emma Mitts said it best when the mic was passed her way. “Our community is too intelligent to have empty storefronts.”
The urgency of economic vitality and promoting retail were themes that echoed over the sound system on Juneteenth 2018. Not many businesses like coming to Austin but, founder Stephanie Hart believes in supporting people that look like her.
Additionally I think we can all agree that having a talk with hard working small businesses owners about things that don’t work is important. It’s certainly more meaningful than running to tell others.
It’s a great day in Austin when we can debut our own bakery. Spreading the word to make this new development a success now becomes the mission.
The block party was a family affair that included Chicago Sky giveaways, kickboxing, face painting, pop up vendor showcase, live performances and a Brown Sugar bake off contest.
June 19th is a special date. Freedom Day commemorates the long two long years after slavery was abolished. We celebrate those whose emancipation was delayed. News of the confederacy surrender was hella slow…24 months slow.
When you spend a dollars with those that employ black people wonderful things happen.
-Some of Stephanie Hart’s most popular cakes include flavors like caramel, red velvet, pineapple coconut as well as custom cakes.
-Mistress of Ceremonies was Blair Christian from MTV’s Wilding Out
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