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Pastry Shop is Down (Only Briefly), And Not Out!

by | Aug 20, 2019 | Local Businesses, News, Top Right Box

(left to right) Justin Burke-Samson holding his eight-month-old son Jasper, and Tara Ragan. (Bill Giduz photo)

Pastry lovers have recently been disappointed to find that Gateau on Main has apparently shuttered its doors. However, proprietor Tara Ragan says not to fret, they’ll be open again soon – and better than ever!

“It’s just a refresh,” said Ragan, who expects to reopen on August 28.

“Refresh” might be a slight understatement. The activity includes a major addition to the staff, new décor, and a new-ish name. To mark the transition, the refurbished café will be changed to “Bonjour Y’All Bakery.”

And joining the staff to oversee and direct its operation will be Award-winning pastry Justin Burke-Samson chef, who formerly directed pastry-making at Kindred and Hello Sailor. Burke Samson has been looking to operate a French-inspired, yet Southern-driven, pastry shop since leaving Kindred.

Ragan is happy to have a new collaborator for the store with a level of expertise not only at the ovens, but also a high profile in the national culinary press. Ragan said she has received several calls from writers asking about Justin’s new affiliation and plans.

“Yes, you need some fresh baked bread right now!” she quipped.

Bill Giduz

Bill Giduz was the son who followed his father’s footsteps into journalism. He has been involved his entire life with news and photography in schools he attended and jobs he’s held. He believes now that he’s got a few good years left to devote to The News of Davidson.

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