Update Deux (10 a.m.): According to a neighbor, the bakery IS still moving ahead. "The owner/head baker walked by our house yesterday and gave us coupons. She opens on Saturday from 10:00-5:00."
Update: Well, that didn't last long. For a few months, at least, Historic Oakwood had a "bakery." But it has since "closed."
I use quotes because, well, if there was ever a time where a business appeared to be a front for something, this was it. Note: I'm not suggesting this bakery WAS a front, I'm just saying that I never saw anyone go in or out of this bakery; the "ads" in the window were basically just cutouts of cakes and pastries from magazines; and I never sniffed anything even slightly sweet or "bread-like" when I walked by. (Other restaurants should take a cue from Kilwin's -- you can't possibly walk past one and not go inside.)
Of course, in this economy, I"m willing to give any small business owner the benefit of the doubt. If someone has some insight on just what happened, please feel free to fill us in. It's not like we're suffering for sweets, what with Krispy Kreme and a(nother) bakery set to open along the Person Street Corridor.
Originally published on April 20, 2012:
There's been a flurry of activity along the "Lane Street Corridor"of late. Most recently I noticed some work being done at the corner of Lane and Bloodworth. According to the sign in the window (photo below), the Oakwood Bakery & Sweet Shop is slated to open in the summer of 2013.
CORRECTION: Upon closer inspection, the sign says "Summer 2012," I believe.
Just what the neighborhood needs, what with Piebird and Krispy Kreme nearby. In all seriousness, best of luck to them; a local bakery is NEVER a bad thing.