Longview bakery has huge options for new assets, enlargement | Community News

Edible Art Specialty Cakes and Cookies is increasing and the operator has a significant eyesight for the new house in South Longview.

Bakery operator Debbie Huffman Fontaine bought 5 acres of land near the intersection of Texas 31 and West South Road in Longview, where by she claims she designs to produce the Edible Artwork Culinary Foods Park. The new residence is west of the current facility at 504 W. South St.

Fontaine built the announcement about the residence Wednesday in a social media write-up that integrated artist renderings of the new facility.



Edible Art Specialty Cakes & Cookies operator Debbie Fontaine retains her shop’s free Texas-formed cookies. The bakery was named to a checklist of the finest in the point out.




“I’m so enthusiastic, it’s heading to be gorgeous,” Fontaine stated. “My vision is to have it like Magnolia down in Waco.”

Magnolia Industry at the Silos consists of food stuff vehicles, searching, a backyard garden and far more developed by Chip and Johanna Gaines of the show “Fixer Upper” on HGTV.

Fontaine closed on the residence, with four sellers, at about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The process started out in March but was put on maintain thanks to COVID-19. It was picked up yet again in August, she said. Fontaine managed to keep the prepare a magic formula for about two a long time due to the fact she to start with acquired the plan for a “food park.”

“The secret is last but not least out,” Fontaine said.

She reported the sunset views from this hill overlooking The Environmentally friendly and the Longview Arboretum and Nature Centre will make the new facility “a sweet vacationer destination.”

The new area will be next to the new Longview Law enforcement Office headquarters when developed, she reported. Fontaine stated the setting up will stand at two tales, shorter than the new police department’s planned 3-story framework.

“This will be the safest, sweetest hill in East Texas,” Fontaine claimed, laughing. “We really do not want to block (Longview law enforcement) Main (Mike) Bishop’s sunset see, both.”

With the foreseeable future police headquarters subsequent door, Fontaine joked that she could possibly have to commence giving donuts.

Fontaine has strategies for community tours of Edible Art manufacturing, the moment designed. The site is expected to have a retail foodstuff courtroom and reward store.

“We will deliver academic culinary classes for both equally businesses and individuals — also, economical leasing for foods truck housing, commissary, catering and incubator kitchens” she stated.

The purpose is to support aspiring bakers, cooks and little company foodies obtain their goals.

“This is heading to be exactly where culinary desires occur legitimate,” Fontaine explained. “I want to share this with folks.”

Fontaine referred to as the challenge a dream come correct. For the earlier seven yrs, Fontaine stated she has been seeking to buy a single acre of land powering her present-day site and was satisfied with a “no” each time. She now sees that as a blessing.

“I couldn’t see that 50 yards absent there ended up 5 acres,” she said.

Edible Art officially opened in 2007 just after Fontaine acquired her begin baking cakes and cookies for her daughter and then her elementary school classmates. Due to the fact then, the bakery has developed to develop cookies, cakes and additional for all instances.

She now employs 9 people. To start the new spot when developed, Edible Art will need about 40 people, she said.

“The sky’s the restrict,” Fontaine said.