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Bliss Bakery re-opens in Okanagan with physical distancing measures

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May 02, 2020 - 9:30 AM

After 15 years in business, an Okanagan bakery will have to celebrate its anniversary a little differently this year.

Bliss Bakery in Peachland officially re-opened its doors to “stride-thrus” this week, said owner Darci Yeo.

The business has stores in Peachland, West Kelowna and Kelowna. During the pandemic, the bakery has been offering a “grab and go” option at its West Kelowna kitchen location from Monday to Friday, but this Peachland store opening allows customers to actually visit the store, so long as they follow physical distancing guidelines.

“As a restaurant in the Okanagan, we are heading into our peak season right now... This is the next 12 to 18 months so if we are going to survive as a business we need to figure out how to pivot and meet all the requirements of the current environment, with social distancing and making sure staff and customers (are safe),” Yeo said.

“This is what we do, we are a bakery, we must bake.”

The business has developed a whole new line of products to meet the demands of the changing needs of customers, including frozen entrees and soups, Yeo said. 

“We have epic garlic bread which should be called social-distance garlic bread because it has enough garlic on it to keep people away from you.”

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They’ve seen a huge increase in demand for meat pies, for both single and family-sized, she said.

Peachland's location is open from Wednesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and they’re working on getting Ellis Street’s location open next, Yeo said. The Peachland store's location was easier to open following social distancing measures, as customers have enough space to order and grab a cup of coffee inside, she said.

“Peachland worked really well because of the way you walk in the front door… so there’s no issue with that six-foot perimeter, however, Ellis isn’t going to be as easy so it’s going to take some creative work to figure out how we’re going to do it,” she said.

Find out more online at Bliss Bakery’s website.

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