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Sandwich gets a sugar buzz

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 2:04 p.m. CDT
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(Katrina J.E. Milton for Shaw Media)
Angie Davis (left), the owner of Angie's Sugar Buzz Bakery, and her mother, Faye Saltzman (right), pose with a tray of freshly frosted cinnamon buns.

SANDWICH – Sandwich is abuzz with the news: Angie’s Sugar Buzz Bakery, which opened Jan. 27, is the city’s newest sweet treat venue. It is located inside the renovated building that had been the Country Market BP gas station.

Angie Davis, the bakery’s owner, managed the bakery inside the gas station for more than 15 years. When her aunt, who owns the building, retired, Angie saw it as the perfect opportunity to fulfill her dream of creating a bakery cafe.

Davis said she wants to carry on the traditions of the sweets shops she grew up with in Sandwich, McCaslin’s Bakery and The Yum Yum Shoppe.

“I love this little town, and people love the small-town feel of Sandwich,” she said. “I want to give something back to them, since they’ve been so good to me.”

Angie’s Sugar Buzz carries some of the favorites that drew customers to the Country Market, including old-fashioned candy in glass jars. Davis added an extended coffee bar, free Wi-Fi, Oberweis ice cream, and wooden tables and chairs where customers can sit to enjoy their treats. The ever-growing menu includes muffins, doughnuts, cookies, hand-dipped chocolates, taffy apples, pies and cakes.

“I came back for the blueberry-cheese Danish and brought my son for the awesome candy that he remembers,” customer Bobbi Haas said. “We are happy that they’re here, and we’ll definitely be coming back.”

Davis’ mother, Faye Saltzman, helps around the bakery and runs the cash register. Saltzman said that Davis’ love and talent for baking were not inherited from her.

“She definitely gets it from her dad, 100 percent,” Saltzman said. “He always baked Christmas cookies when she was growing up.”

Saltzman’s eyes grew teary as she remembered reading the newspaper one day while she and Davis were remodeling the building for the bakery’s opening.

“Although we don’t believe in astrology or any of that stuff, we read our horoscopes. That day, Angie’s read, ‘You are going into a new endeavor and it will be very successful.’”

Davis said she’s excited to continue to expand the bakery. Her plans include adding soft-serve ice cream, cookie and cupcake-decorating parties for children, more seating and a delivery service. Since opening, she has already added a Treat of the Month Club. Customers place an order within their price range, and with a small delivery charge, baked goods are delivered to homes, businesses, or assisted living homes, like Sandwich Manor.

“People are already asking what’s for lunch, and I hope to have a real grand opening once we have the sign out front and nicer weather,” Davis said. “I want to take what I have now and build on it.”

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