After spending more than a year working out of a Beaver Street commissary and selling their baked goods at the Pecan Park Flea & Farmer’s Market, Adrian and Megan Suggs are planning to bring their Motion Sweets concept to Jacksonville’s Five Points, according to reports on Jacksonville.com.
Banners announcing the bakery’s pending arrival recently went up in the storefront at 1018 Park St., in the former Crave boutique next to the just-closed Amy’s Café.
“We didn’t want to start in a storefront,” Adrian Suggs said, noting the Pecan Park location provided an ideal place to “taste test” his wife’s made-from-scratch baked goods, especially cupcakes.
But after outgrowing the kitchen commissary, the couple – Adrian, 36, and Megan, 34 – felt the time was right to bring the business under one roof in a storefront.
“We wanted to be in a high-traffic area in a walkable neighborhood,” Suggs said. Another important factor is the Five Points location’s proximity to nearby hospitals, businesses and other restaurants – all potential clients for its catering operations.
In addition to cupcakes and cookies, Motion Sweets will offer cinnamon rolls, pies, whole cakes and more, Suggs said, including wedding cakes and other desserts by request. Some of the most popular cupcake flavors tested during their time at Pecan Park were red velvet, double chocolate and even sweet potato, Suggs said.
The new bakery will have seating for about 10, Suggs said, offering customers space to sit and enjoy fresh-baked goods with a cup of coffee and other drinks.
A mid-September opening is planned.