Tiffany’s Bakery expanding to new location after 42 years

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​Tiffany’s Bakery will be shutting its doors in a few weeks.

​But generations of loyal customers don’t need to worry: The long-standing local favorite is moving from its current location at 8502 Two Notch Road in northeast Columbia to a newly built store two miles away at 9704 Two Notch Road.

​“We ran out of room,” said Kay McMillan, who owns the 42-year-old bakery with her husband, Jim. Son Jamie also helps run the popular business. “We either had to move or close.”

​The new store is expected to open in late April and will more than double Tiffany’s space to 7,500 sq.-ft. It’ll include indoor seating for at least 75 people, plus outdoor seating and plentiful parking.

​The bakery also will be expanding its offerings, adding a bar with 22 craft beers, “adult” milkshakes and gelato. Later this summer, Tiffany’s plans to add small tapas-type plates and wine pairings, along with later evening hours. Future plans include creating a venue space for business luncheons and other events in the vacant space next to the new store.

​“This is completely new territory for us,” McMillan said. “We’re going to experiment.”

​Tiffany’s will continue to offer the petit fours – the single best-selling item – cakes, pastries, croissants and brownies it’s known for, as well as soups, salads, quiche and sandwiches.
​Another thing that won’t change is Tiffany’s signature white bakery boxes with a red band.

​“When someone walks in with that box, people automatically smile,” McMillan said. “They know what’s in it: something good.”

​“We’re making birthday cakes for children whose parents got their cakes from us,” she added. “We’ve got second, even some third generation families, getting their wedding cakes here. We just try to make everybody happy all the time.”

Categories: Business, Columbia, Richland County

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