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Ashley’s Pastry Shop customers will be encouraged to call ahead and use curbside delivery, and to pay online via Venmo or PayPal, Hammons said. There will be a limit of two customers in the store at a time, and social distancing will be marked both inside and outside the store, the shop owner said. Products will be placed behind or inside display cases. Employees will wear masks and will wash hands between serving each customer.
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“We are in the essential listing of businesses, so that allows us the opportunity to keep our business open. Keep in mind, during the time we closed our front doors, we were still baking for some of our restaurants that were offering carryout service.”
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“We will be baking lots of breads, buns, dinner rolls — items that are in limited supply at the grocery stores,” Hammons said. “Also, we felt with this being Easter week, celebrations would be different in size, but being together as a family is important as well.”
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The bakery will offer curbside delivery and home delivery if necessary. While online payments will be encouraged, checks and cash will be accepted. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
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“Our cases will be full of deliciousness, and we are ready to reopen our doors,” Hammons said. “As many customers told me, we provide a sense of comfort and normalcy during these times.”