Business: Cakes by Debbie reopening in LaGrange

Published 5:53 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2017

By Jennifer Shrader


There’s good news for those who’ve missed the sights and smells of sweet treats in downtown LaGrange.


Cakes by Debbie is reopening on Ridley Avenue, just in time for Valentine’s Day.


The new location is in the former Merle Norman building, next to Ellis Smith accountants.


The store first opened in LaGrange seven years ago, but moved to West Point in April 2016 because the owner, Debbie Barronton, wanted to open a restaurant. Cakes by Debbie/The River House opened on Second Avenue.


“West Point is really growing, especially with Point University,” she said.


But the lack of foot traffic at that location and a desire to get back to LaGrange prompted Barronton to find a site in LaGrange. The West Point shop and restaurant will stay open, however, and Barronton wants to expand to other towns in the area.


“So many people have wanted us to come back and we’ve missed the walk-in business we had,” Barronton said.


The LaGrange shop will have Barronton’s usual offerings: casseroles to go, sandwiches, chicken salad, pound cake, decorated cakes, cookies, cupcakes, cheese straws and other treats.


“You can order a cake from any one of our stores,” she said.