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Longtime Westmont bakery thriving after move, owner says

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 10:25 a.m. CDT
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(Kristin Pedicini - kpedicini@shawmedia.com)
La Petite Sweet moved to its new location at 15 S. Cass Ave. in May.

WESTMONT – A year after announcing it would move out of Westmont, La Petite Sweet finds itself thriving in its hometown of seven years.

Last December, owner Diane Eenigenburg announced she would move her business to Naperville, without much explanation.

“At the time, I didn’t feel comfortable discussing someone else’s personal business,” said Eenigenburg, who now says the building owner at her original location at 31 N. Cass Ave. was facing foreclosure, among other issues.

Of course, the move to Naperville never happened. After four months of being closed, Eenigenburg reopened at 15 S. Cass Ave. in May.

“This is home. This new location, I can walk here ... This is where my customer base is. It’s Westmont,” she said in April.

She said the new location gives her better exposure along Cass Avenue, and was also an opportunity to introduce a new line of gluten-free sweets along with its popular coffee, pastries, cookies, custom cookies and custom cakes.

And seven months later, the move has paid dividends, Eenigenburg said.

“It’s like being in a whole new Westmont… it’s a whole new clientele,” she said of the new location.

La Petite Sweet specializes in cakes, cupcakes, catering and more sweet sugary treats. When discussing the move in 2012, Eenigenburg said she’s proud of what they built in Westmont.

“We’ve gotten the Best of Weddings with The Knot now from 2010-2014,”  Eenigenburg said. “Only the top vendors get that.”

Over the past seven years, Eenigenburg said it’s her tasty delectables that keep her business, with seven employees, going.

“We have a fabulous product and without one you don’t stay in business,” she said. 

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