STROUDSBURG -- Kitchen Chemistry is finally baking up some sweet treats, getting ready for a grand reopening almost nine months after the popular bakery in Stroudsburg was destroyed by flames.
The ingredients are all in and one of the first batches of cupcakes is ready to bake. It's the first time in about nine months Kitchen Chemistry on Main Street in Stroudsburg has been busy baking.
"It feels wonderful. Everything is brand new and spacious and colorful, and we're really excited to be back," said owner Lisa Deemer.
The popular bakery and kitchen supply store was destroyed by fire last July. The family that runs the shop says the community support is what made them rebuild.
"We're very positive people generally and I think with fires you kind of have to be. It's out of your control, so we really just want to move forward and we have a lot to look forward to," said Amanda Beam.
Now the ovens are fired up and the store is spotless, with a new and improved kitchen area for baking and classes.
The shelves at Kitchen Chemistry are empty right now, but by the time of the grand opening this weekend, they will be filled with all of the favorites that have been gone for nine months.
"We'll be having all of our classics, our skinnies, our carrot cake, our peanut butter passion; our number one seller. We'll have some extra special surprises as well, so everyone is going to be excited for sure," Beam said.
There are plans to add gluten-free items, keeping the 12 employees busy experimenting with new recipes.
But this family is most looking forward to seeing some familiar faces after a long recovery.
"It's funny. You miss seeing everyone. You wave out the window and the regulars that come in every Wednesday for that certain cupcake, definitely, without a doubt. It's the customers for sure."
Kitchen Chemistry's grand reopening is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on Main Street.