Martinique Desserterie got off to a roaring start on its opening day on April 8. At times there was a half-hour line outside, and the shelves were empty by 1:30 pm. And they’ve sold out every day they been open since.
Co-owners Ola Jackson and Renée Lavigueur were all smiles on opening day, despite having been up all night getting ready. Looking back over their first week, Lavigueur told the Cooperator how much they appreciated “the overwhelming support that I never could have imagined.”
They were surprised by the demand. “It’s been very eye-opening about how much we need to make every day,” Lavigueur said. “But that’s a good problem to have when we keep selling out every day!”
In addition to their pastries and donuts, the two bakers have picked up breadmaking skills from Paul Nicholl, the retired owner of Dobbit Bakehouse. They’ve got fresh bread every morning, but like all the other baked goods, the bread has been selling out fast.