Bakery to open in September in Cranberry Township
The Derrick, 5/15/02 By JUDITH O. ETZEL

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THE BAKERY IS THE LATEST IN A SERIES OF RECENT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TOWNSHIP.

A new full-service bakery is on tap to open in early September in Cranberry Township.
Black's Bakery, owned by township native Jeff Black, is under construction on a parcel along Route 257 in Seneca. The location is one-half mile south of the intersection with Bredinsburg Road.

The cost of the single story, 2,800-square foot bakery is pegged at $270,000, according to a building permit filed with the township office.

The owner/manager, a graduate of Cranberry High School and Penn State University, has more than 10 years experience in the baking business. Black previously worked as a baker at Clarion University's main campus.

Black said the independently owned bakery will feature "a wide selection of baked goods made from scratch." On the product list are homemade pies, cakes, cookies, brownies, breads, donuts and cinnamon rolls, he said.

The bakery will employ seven people in its early stages.

Black's Bakery is the latest in a spate of commercial developments in Cranberry Township.

Opening last month were Tri-County's Outdoor Power Equipment Sales & Service on Quaker Drive, Goosebumpz custard and refreshment business at the former Cowles miniature golf range on Route 257, and the Bean Barn Farm and Garden store at the former Eakin Farm Market along Route 322.

In addition, the Butler-based AC Rentals Inc. purchased the Duawl Professional Plaza, Rodgers' mini-mall near Young's Tires, and mini-storage units, all along Route 257, for more than $1.7 million six weeks ago.