After a successful run as a pop-up shop usually attracting two-hour long lineups, The Flour Box was ready for its first brick and mortar location.
With 2020 filled with a global pandemic, wildfires, and protests, most people would’ve put their new cafe idea to rest, and say that 2021 would be a better year to start a business. Not Pamela Vuong, who’d happened to fall into baking the summer before her freshman year at UW.
“As my journey through college began, as did my one with baking,” she writes on her website.
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In late 2016, Vuong began selling her baked goods. “A handful of orders would come in every week and keep me busy during whatever free time I had,” she said on her website. “From there, business escalated and showed no signs of slowing down. It. was. amazing.”
As business picked up, The Flour Box became a pop-up, and thanks to a recent Kickstarter which raised over $90,000, is now a brick-and-mortar bakery in Hillman City.
Due to the current pandemic, The Flour Box is only open to online pre-orders and pickups. Those interested in placing an order can do so Sunday to Wednesday for pickup the following Thursday to Sunday, from 11 am to 2 pm.