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WEST HAVEN, March 13, 2019 — Mayor Nancy R. Rossi, center, cuts the ceremonial ribbon Wednesday, March 13, with Sweet Cookie Bakery owner Jesus Manuel Paredes, far right, to celebrate the bakery’s grand opening at 543 Campbell Ave., formerly Lebanese Cuisine.
Also marking the occasion are, from left, Tax Collector Dorothy Chambrelli; Manuel’s nephew and business partner, Aneury Minaya Paredes; Rossi’s executive assistant, Lou Esposito; and Sweet Cookie baker Leyla Ward.
Sweet Cookie, nestled with other small businesses across the street from City Hall, is the first traditional bakery on Campbell Avenue since Peschell’s Pastry Shop closed its doors in 2013 after 67 years of business.
The new downtown bakery, open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. weekdays, specializes in a variety of house-made breads, cakes, cannolis, cookies, doughnuts, flans, pastries and rolls, as well as hot and cold sandwiches.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)