New bakery/coffee shop headed to WinslowJuly 21st, 2010 by tristan baurick
Bainbridge-based My Kids’ Cookies plans to open a coffee shop at a prominent Winslow location in late August.
Planned for a small storefront in near the Winslow Way-Ericksen Avenue intersection, the downtown location will feature the company’s signature chocolate chip cookies, other baked goods and a full coffee bar.
“We chose the location because it’s the first off the ferry for people who want a coffee or a sweet treat,” said owner Barbara Reininger.
The three-year-old company currently operates out of a Sportsman Club Road business park. It does much of its business through the Internet and as a supplier for local eateries.
A recently-opened retail area at the Sportsman Club facility has been popular enough to convince Reininger that a better location could draw even more customers.
“The retail actually took off even though it has a bizarre location,” she said. “So, we’re going where the people are.”
The 800-square-foot shop, which most recently served as a real estate office, won’t have a lot of seating, but Reininger plans to have a few tables and chairs outside during the warmer-weather months.