Don't Blink or You'll Miss It: The Village Bakery

Photo by Joanna O'Leary
Sweet fare, simply displayed.

You would think that driving down a certain street nearly every day for the past five years would enable you to notice even the most minor of changes on that route. Not so in my case, for although I've used Kelvin Drive as a shortcut back from the gym for the greater part of the past decade, I only just noticed that two "new" businesses had sprung up in a small cottage at the street's intersection with Bissonnet.

Granted, these two establishments haven't exactly announced their presence with garish, oversize blinking billboards. The first, Jami's Fine Foods, is marked by a simple plastic banner, and the second, its co-tenant and sister business The Village Bakery, has an even smaller sign.

That's the reason, I keep telling myself, why I have been oblivious, especially to the latter, because the word "bakery" is usually my irrefutable bat signal.

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