Summertime in Erie

As we pass the longest day of the year and the official start of Summer we are very excited at all the fun activities coming up at the Bakery and the West Erie Plaza. Once a month in the front courtyard (June 23rd, July 7th, August 4th, and September 1st) we’ll be participating in the Saturday Stroll Under the Arch featuring live music, food trucks, lawn games and a number of in store specials. There is a lot going on in this lovely little courtyard and we want to bring attention to all the things we have to offer.



The 2018 Gears and Grub Celebration runs between the 19th and 21st of July and this event has really taken on a life of its own. The music is fantastic, the food is amazing and Heidi will probably pulling me from my “breaks” at the Beer Garden at least once a day. If you have a chance this event is really a great time for everyone! We’ll be hosting the inaugural Icing on the Lake Cookie Eating Contest 2:00 on the 20th featuring local celebrities gobbling as many cookies as possible to capture the “Ike Trophy” and win cash for charities of their choice. Unfortunately as I have been training nonstop since Heidi and I started talking about opening the bakery, I will not be participating. I will, however, quality control the official cookies, you know, just to make sure everything is cool.


We’re really excited to soon welcome our newest neighbor The Cork! The North East location is consistently inventive and amazing and we cannot wait for their doors (and bar) to open! Construction is going gangbusters, and it won’t be long before that corner of the plaza is filled with very happy diners. Seriously – this place is awesome.


We’ll be hosting the fifth annual Dog Days late August and that is always a fun day full of wagging tails and wide smiles throughout the courtyard. We are having a great time in the new location and we’re continually humbled by all the community support and love. We have a bunch of new ideas for products and events in the next few months, and were always committed to giving each and every person that walks through our door a positive memorable experience. It’s great to be surrounded by our neighbors that feel and act the same way! No matter what you are doing this summer have an awesome time, and we hope to see you Under the Arch!