Whisk bakery whipping up an expansion into Henrico County

Whisk owner Billy Bryan is opening a place in Henrico County. (Photos courtesy of Billy Bryan)

The new operator of Shockoe Bottom-centered bakery Whisk is growing outside the house the metropolis limits.

Billy Bryan, who purchased the business before this year, options to open a new Whisk cafe in early September in The Shoppes at Staples Mill buying center. The location will also be the new household of the company’s creation operations.

In addition to Whisk’s lineup of coffee and baked products like croissants and cakes, the new cafe will feature an expanded sandwiches menu and much more consume choices and marketplace products in addition to salads.

“It gives us the chance to genuinely consider it by way of and lay it out so we can aim on serving our friends in the most economical method but also for us to test new goods and launch new items,” Bryan claimed.

The 2,800-sq.-foot spot at 8308 Staples Mill Highway is more substantial than Whisk’s town outpost. Bryan reported customer opinions and the require for a even bigger bakery drove his interest in the place in western Henrico County.

“We have a huge consumer foundation who store with us routinely and on several occasions inquire if we experienced ideas to go to the West Finish, due to the fact it would be far more effortless for them,” Bryan reported. “We really wanted more kitchen area house for our creation, for our wholesale, our freezer-to-oven products and custom made orders.”

Whisk is opening a new cafe at 8308 Staples Mill Road in The Shoppes at Staples Mill shopping centre.

The place was formerly occupied by a bakery termed Lessa’s Cakes and Extra. Bryan acquired the tools in the house and has built extra purchases. He estimates he will make investments about $150,000 in the space’s buildout and gear.

“One detail that captivated me to the room is the kitchen area was in pretty superior form as far as some of the gear goes,” Bryan stated. “For your typical bakery, it’d be regarded turnkey. But simply because of the volume of creation we do, I have purchased added products.”

The new cafe is slated to open up Labor Working day weekend. Whisk strategies to go out of its latest output facility at 403 Strawberry St. in the Lover to consolidate bakery functions in the Henrico location. The Shockoe Base cafe at 2100 E. Most important St. will keep on to function as typical.

Baking lessons that Bryan restarted in Could at Strawberry Road will also migrate to the Henrico spot.

Bryan bought Whisk before this yr from Morgan Botwinick, who launched the company in 2015.

Giuseppe Giambanco of Giambanco Serious Estate handled lease negotiations for the landlord and tenant. The Henrico space was briefly occupied by Twister’z Premium Frozen Yogurt in the early 2010s.

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