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Graceful Bakery reopens in Community Store

Lauren Strohl, owner of the Graceful Bakery, and her helper Stacy O’Neal, await customers at the bakery’s new location inside the Community Store. Sandwiches are a new item this year. Photo: C. Leinbach

After several months of being closed, the Graceful Bakery reopened Saturday in a new location inside the Community Store.

“We had a line at 7 a.m. when we opened,” said owner Lauren Strohl during a lull in customers.

Those were folks lining up for breakfast biscuits and waffles, sales of which end at 11 a.m. “It was so nice to have people waiting,” she said.

The Graceful Bakery had been located for the last four years in a food truck outside the Back Porch. After closing last season, over the winter the bakery moved into the back of the Community Store in Community Square.

The Graceful Bakery has its own entrance to the rear of the Community Store and can also be accessed inside the store. Photo: C. Leinach

Over the winter, Strohl and her husband, Joseph Ramunni, proprietor of the Community Store, renovated the new location before reopening on Saturday.

The new location affords Strohl and her helper Stacy O’Neal more space to create their baked goods in a setting looking onto Silver Lake Harbor.

The popular scones sold out at 10:30, Strohl said.

In addition to the bakery’s staples of coffee, freshly-squeezed orange juice, scones, sourdough bread, cookies, macaroons and muffins, Strohl has added lunchtime sandwiches.

“For the first day, it’s going pretty smoothly,” Ramunni said.

The bakery is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for take-out only. Its main door is to the rear of the Community Store but it also can be accessed inside the store. 

The Graceful Bakery inside the Community Store. Photo: C. Leinbach