Richmond Biz Sense reports that Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe (5812 Grove Ave) is opening a second location in Charlottesville next month at 711 W. Main St. The new store will be called Pearl’s Bake Shoppe.
Business is booming at the Grove Avenue location too!
Co-owner Laurie Blakey, who will head up operations in Charlottesville, said the bakery sells an average of about 1,250 cupcakes a day at $2.75 each.
Demand is so high, Blakey said, that the company had to lease the basement of its building on Grove for more space. The move will double the square footage to 3,200 and give the shop extra space for tastings and storage.