Worthington News

Downtown Worthington's Sassafras Bakery to feature breakfast, lunch seating


The Sassafras Bakery will have tables to serve breakfast or lunch to 15 diners.

The soon-to-open bakery in downtown Worthington received a conditional-use permit from the Municipal Planning Commission on June 13 to allow restaurant seating.

So besides selling takeout baked goods, the bakery will serve such items as pot pies, sandwiches, quiches and soups to diners. Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.

Sassafras has been a favorite at Worthington's Saturday morning farmers market for five years.

Owner A.J. Perry recently announced plans to open her first permanent retail outlet at 657 High St., the former site of Blue Frost Cupcakes. She plans to sell cookies, bars and brownies, pies, savories, muffins, rolls and scones, and she'll add Cafe Brioso and Jeni's Spendid Ice Cream to the menu. Frozen Sassafras pie crusts also will be available.

During the Architectural Review Board portion of the June 13 meeting, a new projection sign was approved.

Also approved was removal of the Blue Frost awning and installation of 15-minute-parking signs along the south side of the building.

The front and side doors will be painted yellow, according to the ARB application.