Erin Tachi and Ashley Bender are the co-owners of The Flour Shoppe, LOU’s new vegan bakery on Baxter Avenue.
After an unfortunate accident left Ashley completely blind in one eye for months, the duo made lemonade out of lemons — or should we say, The Flour Shoppe out of flour. Their combined forces bring sugar lovers a plethora of sweet vegan treats Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m.
They each have previous baking business savvy — Ashley from her vegan cake bakery Sugar High Louisville and Erin from her doughnut-focused shop Julian’s Kitchen — to the new venture.
“I don’t think the accident was a blessing, but I don’t know if [the shop] would be here without that happening,” Ashley says.
Visit them at 619 Baxter Ave. for cookies, cupcakes, and more + unique greeting cards, with more party goods, branded merch, cake supplies, and classes to come. 🧁