AVILLA – Testimonies Bakery closed in October of 2016, to the surprise of many of their patrons. The business seemed to be doing well, and they closed all of a sudden, essentially, because it was doing too well. Eric and Lisa Piersimoni found themselves working many hours for an extended period of time and hit a point of exhaustion. The decision was made to close to recuperate, visit family, travel, and refocus their business.
With its reopening, Testimonies Bakery will remain a family-owned business, dedicated to delicious foods and good customer service, serving bakery items, specialty coffees and
teas, and catering dinners and pre-arranged orders. New and favorite items are featured on the menu, such as peach pies, butter rum raisin rolls, pumpkin rolls, cottage cheesecake, giant cinnamon rolls and artisan breads baked in brick ovens, accompanied with custom dipping oils.
The brick ovens will not only be used for the business, but will be available for sale, beginning at $750 and can be built to order with options like doors and stained lumber bases. The purchase of an oven includes a baking demonstration and ovens can be
delivered for an additional $100 or built on site.
During the fair season (roughly April through October), the Piersimonis plan to work at fairs and events located in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and in Maine, where
they have an event/retreat center. They will then return home to work local events at the Allen, Lagrange, and Noble County Fairgrounds, as Testimonies Chop and Steak House. In our area, during the fair and other events, Testimonies Chop and Steak House will offer a variety of meal items and may also be open at the fairgrounds during the off-season. Testimonies will be looking for someone to manage the Avilla store during this season, so that the bakery can remain open year around.
Testimonies’ hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. They will be closed Sunday and Monday. To contact them, call
260.897.9100 or check them out at testimoniesbakery.com or on social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Stop in and see them on their re-opening day, November 11th at 11:00 a.m. and register for a $50 bread basket giveaway.