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Address:
 4440 CR 70

Phone Number: (330) 893-7938
Store Hours: Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm, Friday - Saturday 7am - 8pm, Sunday - Closed 
Contact Email: charmsweetshoppe@gmail.com 

 

April of 2012, just two short weeks
before our youngest daughter was born,
the first girl following four boys, we
opened. A lot has changed since then.
From the time I started working, I
was in the building trade. I had spent
the last 16 years with P&L Builders, and
although I was only in the office there for
a year, that was when I started to think
of owning my own business. It was also
during my time there that I met Steve Yoder,
owner of Charm Fabrics and former
store manager for Keim Lumber. Steve
and I became friends over the years,
not just through work, but hunting and
fishing together as well. It was Steve who
made me aware of some retail space in
Charm, and felt a bakery/pastry shoppe
would be a good fit.
Your probably wondering what
someone with my background has to do
with pastries? That’s where my wife Ada
comes in. Her parents had Miller’s
Family Bake Shoppe, and had grown
it up from a roadside stand. She also
worked for many years as a waitress at
the Dutch Harvest Restaurant. Knowing
we could not bake in the space available,
we made plans to create a retail
store, with Miller’s Family Bake Shoppe
as our main supplier.
Steve introduced us to Ed Raber, who
owned the building, and plans took
shape from there. I was so impressed in
Ed’s desire to help Charm grow, and to
be a destination. I will always be grateful
for his, and other local businessman’s
willing advice as we worked in preparation
for our April opening.
We opened with a full line of Breads,
Rolls, Pies, Cookies and pastries, but it
was a slow start. Later that first year,
with Ed’s encouragement,
we invested in a soft serve
ice cream machine, and
began doing ice cream for
weddings. The idea to add pizza
also came about that year. By the
end of 2013 I joined the business full
time, and by March of 2014 we were
delivering pizza, wings and more.
We couldn’t have done it without Ivan
“Fran’s Pizza”, and Aunt Barb
and even some of the people we
bought equipment from.
So much has changed from the day
we opened, and we continue to try and
add variety in our limited space. In
2015 we upgraded our ice cream machine
to keep up with the demand, and
created 16 seats with a few outside seats
during the summer months. We also
added smoothies and frappes. Most
recently we added a new division -
Amish Country Pizza, catering wood
fired pizza. This has added a lot of
enjoyment as we get work on site and
really connect with customers both new
and old.

April of 2012, just two short weeks before our youngest daughter was born, the first girl following four boys, we opened. A lot has changed since then. From the time I started working, I was in the building trade. I had spentthe last 16 years with P&L Builders, and although I was only in the office there for a year, that was when I started to think of owning my own business. It was also during my time there that I met Steve Yoder, owner of Charm Fabrics and former store manager for Keim Lumber. Steve and I became friends over the years, not just through work, but hunting and fishing together as well. It was Steve who made me aware of some retail space in Charm, and felt a bakery/pastry shoppewould be a good fit. Your probably wondering what someone with my background has to do with pastries? That’s where my wife Ada comes in. Her parents had Miller’s Family Bake Shoppe, and had grown it up from a roadside stand. She also worked for many years as a waitress at the Dutch Harvest Restaurant. Knowing we could not bake in the space available, we made plans to create a retail store, with Miller’s Family Bake Shoppe as our main supplier. Steve introduced us to Ed Raber, who owned the building, and plans took shape from there. I was so impressed in Ed’s desire to help Charm grow, and to be a destination. I will always be grateful for his, and other local businessman’s willing advice as we worked in preparation for our April opening. We opened with a full line of Breads, Rolls, Pies, Cookies and pastries, but it was a slow start. Later that first year, with Ed’s encouragement, we invested in a soft serveice cream machine, and began doing ice cream for weddings. The idea to add pizza also came about that year. By the end of 2013 I joined the business fulltime, and by March of 2014 we were delivering pizza, wings and more. We couldn’t have done it without Ivan “Fran’s Pizza”, and Aunt Barband even some of the people we bought equipment from. So much has changed from the day we opened, and we continue to try and add variety in our limited space. In 2015 we up graded our ice cream machine to keep up with the demand, and created 16 seats with a few outside seats during the summer months. We also added smoothies and frappes. Most recently we added a new division -Amish Country Pizza, catering woodfired pizza. This has added a lot of enjoyment as we get work on site and really connect with customers both newand old. We realized pretty early on, when we were expanding and especially when adding pizza, that God was in control. We have been blessed beyond even our dreams. We also realize that it takes a dedicated team, and we couldn’t do it without God as our leader. Our children’s understanding and willingness to help, and our parents support and help at a moments notice. Along with our dedicated team of employees who make it happen every day and of course Steve, Ed and others for their continued support. Stop in and see us for a sweet treat, or a pizza for dinner, or your next event.

 

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