Stony Point gets new dog treat bakery
A Southside mall waiting for its multimillion-dollar upgrade has landed a dog-centric tenant, while another of its retailers rebrands and expands.
Stony Point Fashion Park recently signed on Abella Cakes, a dog treat bakery, to take an 1,100-square-foot space in the mall. The shop opened June 6 and replaces Three Dog Bakery, another dog treat purveyor that shut down last year.
Abella Cakes owner Eileen Bible launched the business from her Short Pump home four years ago out of a desire for healthier treats for her pups. The venture makes and sells cakes, cannoli and cupcakes for dogs but the baked goods can be eaten by homo sapiens too.
Bible began Abella Cakes as a side business to her full-time work in telecommunications for Anthem. She left the healthcare company last year to run Abella Cakes full-time, doing events around town at places like the Richmond SPCA and Strangeways Brewing.
Bible bakes her goods onsite at Stony Point and sells treats like bully sticks and non-alcoholic dog beer in addition to baked goods. Small cakes sell for about $18 and larger cakes can cost $35. Bible said she sells about 10 cakes a week.
Bible said when Three Dog Bakery closed it created an opening for Abella Cakes to grow.
“My business really expanded once Three Dog Bakery closed,” she said. “I just seized the opportunity.”
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