Believe it or not, that's what you'll find at Vegan Treats, currently located at 1444 Linden Street in Bethlehem. But sadly for Bethlehem sweet tooths, this popular vegan baker is moving to a larger, 16,557 sq. ft., shop at 310 Stoke Park Road in Hanover Township.
Representing owner Danielle Konya before Hanover Township supervisors on January 25 in a "conditional use" hearing, Bethlehem Attorney Joe Piperato gave the most compelling argument for giving Danielle whatever she wants.
"Has anyone here ever been to Danielle's location?" asked Piperato.
"No, we don't eat sticky buns," lied Township Manager Jay Finnigan.
"It's right by the, the ... "
"... the Cup," answered several Hanover Supervisors.
Konya, who expects to employ 10 bakers in the back of her store and 2 out front, told Supervisors her business is "bursting at the seams" in Bethlehem, and needs the larger location available in Hanover Township. In addition to her retail operation, she ships cakes to restaurants in New York City and Philadelphia.
Her vegan products avoid heavy cream, butter and eggs, containing about 30% less fat than in other products. "You wouldn't know the difference in the taste buds," she promised.
Hanover Supervisors will decide whether to grant Vegan Treats' conditional use application at their February 8 meeting.
In other business, Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of two 1-ton Chevy trucks at a price of $31,699.56, from Penske Buick GMC. Both rucks will be upgraded with a snow plow, dump body and hydraulics at a cost of $26,200 for one truck and $22,98 for the other. These trucks are part of the budget approved last year.
At the end of the meeting, Township Manager Jay Finnigan announced he has been re-elected Chair of the Northampton County Gaming Authority. "Our condolences," wisecraked Solicitor James Broughal.