Sweet Petit Opening Second Shop Tomorrow
New Vine Street Location Offers Added Visibility to Burgeoning Bakery
CINCINNATI (November 10, 2014) – When Taren Kinebrew opens her second Sweet Petit Desserts shop tomorrow, November 11, at 11 a.m., it will be significant to her on a number of levels – none of which include the mere coincidence of opening on 11/11 at 11. First, it shows how far she’s come since starting Sweet Petit from her home in 2009. It also happens to be Veterans Day, giving the day added meaning for Kinebrew, who spent seven years in the Army National Guard.
“It’s a pretty sweet deal to be able to open the shop on Veterans Day to salute my fellow veterans who have protected our country, and contributed to the freedom we’re afforded here,” said Kinebrew.
As her way of saying thanks, Sweet Petit will offer a few selections to veterans free of charge for Veterans Day.
Sweet Petit’s first storefront, which opened last year at 1426 Race Street, has steadily grown its presence in the OTR neighborhood. However, Kinebrew hopes to attract even more foot traffic at her new shop – located at 1407 Vine Street, across the street from the Paint Building – due in large part to the substantial number of restaurants and resulting activity in the immediate vicinity.
“People are just so familiar with Vine Street, so we felt like it was a smart move to open a second location in an area like that, with more visibility,” Kinebrew said. “We’re one of the first new retail shops north of Washington Park on Race Street, so people from the neighborhood are still discovering us. We’re hoping that with a strong presence on Vine, some of that traffic will flow to our shop on Race, as well.”
Kinebrew will continue to bake all of her tiny, tasty treats in Sweet Petit’s Race Street kitchen. In addition to her standard menu items, which include Cake Pops, Red Velvet Bites and Macaroons, among others, she also plans to offer scones, desserts in a cup and other specialty items at the new shop, which will have slightly longer hours than the Race Street storefront.
The new Vine Street location will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, although Kinebrew may adjust the hours according to demand once open. Visit www.sweetpetitdesserts.com for additional information.