Old Town welcomed a new business to its community this month. Neva Austin owner of Aggie Mae’s Bakery opened her third location in Old Town on Saturday March 10th.
Neva Austin opened the bakery in 2009 in Eaton Rapids and in Lansing City Market. The bakery and sweet shoppe sell a variety of baked goods.
Neva’s inspiration to open up the bakery came from her love of baking with her mother which started at a young age. In fact the bakery is named after her mother, Aggie Mae. Neva’s mother, Aggie, still visits her daughter’s bakery frequently.
“One of my fondest memories is baking bread with my mom,” said Austin “My mom is the one that taught me how to bake.”
Austin was encouraged to open a location in Old Town because of how impressed she was how the community markets each other so well. She also likes the fact that the community is an art district filled with street stops and galleries.
“We eat with our eyes first,” said Neva Austin “food is an art itself.”
The bakeries new location has not been open for even a week yet, but the employees said they have received a lot of positive feedback.
Sara Kahn was a customer at Aggie Mae’s on Wednesday and said she hadn’t heard of the new bakery, but discovered it while walking down Grand River.
“I ordered the pasta salad,” said Kahn “It is really yummy, and the atmosphere in here is great.”
Aggie Mae’s is located at 317 Grand River in Old Town Lansing. You can Call the bakery for questions or special orders. (517) 214-2765 or email email@example.com