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Re: “Complete Picture

Actually, Zelda, the spelling we use is the original spelling that dates back to the days of David Thompson and Finan McDonald. Pend d'Oreille or Pendant d'Oreille was the name given to the native peoples who adorned their ears with ear rings or as David Thompson's French crew called them - Pendant d'Oreille - pendant of the ear. It's really a great story and we are proud to honor that history.

Posted by Steve Meyer on 11/15/2014 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Blended

I think this place is out of business. Anyone know what happened?

Posted by Dudley Bowers on 11/12/2014 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Complete Picture

Are they ever going to get around to spelling Pend Oreille correctly? You'd think they'd be embarrassed.

Posted by Zelda Krup on 11/11/2014 at 11:41 PM

Re: “Home Sweet Home

I had the privilege of working with Mike a few years back and she is also one of the most humble people you could ever meet. Blessings on your own bakery, Mika! Wishing you much success and happiness -♡

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Posted by Cherie Gasbar on 10/24/2014 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Home Sweet Home

Mika is not only a ridiculously talented, innovative baker : she is passionately local local local ... fine ingredients she actually knows source (and usually, the farmer) and hand selects. You TASTE this commitment, care and love in her creations. And restoring a gorgeous, historical brick building in the heart of West Central is marvelous. Lucky, lucky West Central. Batch Bakeshop is worth finding. You'll be smitten.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by luciddreamer on 10/21/2014 at 11:36 AM

Re: “Home Sweet Home

Mika provided the desserts for our wedding this summer and did an outstanding job. Our dessert buffet was the stuff dreams are made of - every type of treat imaginable. So happy she finally has her own shop!

Posted by Kristen Paul on 10/20/2014 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Rabbit Season

I have eaten many rabbits and I would say they tast great. Why are you all upset about her eating. If you like to just eat Veg then it is your right. The same for her. I for one have some I do the same with along with cow's, pigs and birds. I like to eat food of all kinds and want the stuff I know is rased well. Look in the walmart and tell me there meat is good. Even look at there veg and say you eat stuff all natural. Rabbit in a veg stew is the best.

Posted by justin on 10/17/2014 at 10:05 PM

Re: “Glass on the Go

Hello, what a fantastic collection. I will be in Spokane this week (10-14 through 10-16). How do I find you? Thank you.

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Posted by goobygoo on 10/12/2014 at 7:31 PM

Re: “Glass on the Go

Kudos to Miss Miller-Krezelak for a superbly scribed piece of prose on Miss Renee Cebula's new, cool business venture. We were particulary struck by the role that Dean Martin has played in her life and livelihood! Never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool....oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth. Know that ilovedinomartin has picked up this great great story to share with it's readership.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dino Martin Peters on 10/10/2014 at 1:55 PM

Re: “South Perry Sweets

I am too distracted by how beautiful that cupcake is to really read the whole article! That is some awesome piping!

Posted by Rebeccah Bare on 10/08/2014 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Business prospers and will continue to prosper when successful business owners put themselves into a position to help recreate and build, even when the majority feels that building is unnecessary. It is clear that there is some personal pride here on the responses and their "passion" for the zombie theme, but it is also clear that this theme was not successful. IF the business was successful they would
Not have been for sale, and would not have recieved so much negative banter on the theme or its business. I am excited to see another business owner in Spokane that knows from experience what it takes to operate and be successful. Another thing that is clear is that these people who are wishing failure for these two owners have not been in a position to build themselves or have recieved great hardship in their business endeavors. Probably for their ignorance and emotional buyin to a theme and it's so called success....I would imagine, at any rate a "pretty" cupcake or clean, family environment is better than a run down, dirty, portly managed business. Also, it is better to be employed then unemployed...(unless you get a free zombie movie on Netflix). I am excited to see this business grow, and grow they shall!

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Love These Reviews on 10/05/2014 at 2:59 PM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

There are some great comments here. I hope the owners are reading. It is very clear that if they remove the zombies, the business will fail.

0 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Josh Meckel on 10/04/2014 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

I was in Spokane a few months ago and stayed at the howard johnson hotel, and when we see the dawn of the doughnut we were immediately intrigued by the place. Neither one of us are big zombie fans but how could you not go inside. Anyways we had fun, we took pictures with the zombies and had fun with the props. We attempted to go back a few weeks ago but it was already closed. If the zombie theme/decorations is taken down that it is just like any other doughnut shop and therefore doesn't make it unique or different.

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rocio Torres on 10/04/2014 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

If they remove the zombie theme it will close its doors in less then a month it is too close to the other shop they own and the shop on Hamilton. Over saturation of pretty much the same business in less then a mile or two = death to your business. I'm sorry why ruin a good thing sure add to the menu expand the hours but don't kill a good thing. As for you people that don't agree that this is a bad idea quit living under the rock that you have been under for the past 10 years an turn on your tv or go to a video game shop zombies are everywhere they are big business right now. The only reason that shop floated as long as it did was because of its theme. The other shops in Spokane pretty much have this corner of the market monopolized to remove the theme is suicide for that business it will not make it out of 2015 mark my words.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Dustin Linhart on 10/04/2014 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

For shame! Keep the zombie theme! If the business idea is working why change it? It's not a distraction from success it's a marketing idea that people see while driving by and go "oh hey that is wierd" it draws people's attention which I'm pretty sure is the first rule of advertising like a catchy show tune or annoying pig screaming wheeeeeee. It catches your attention and makes it memorable.

4 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Morgan Saul on 10/03/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Upset Dawner, sounds like your dislike for Celebrations runs deeper than donuts and cupcakes. With your repetitive comments about them being so "pretty" and how awful you think the owners are, perhaps you have a jealousy factor. I suggest a makeover, counseling, and a little more Jesus in your life. It's cupcakes and donuts people, this doesn't make anyone awful or a bad person. Thank you to the couple for buying this LOCALLY OWNED & MADE business and saving the DOTD employees from losing their jobs!!

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by honeyandherbiscuit on 10/03/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Spokane has few enough places that really stand out. I feel that for a city, that is not entirely tiny, we lack diversity in every sense of the word. Why change one of the unique and interesting places that we do have? As one with multiple food allergies, I can't appreciate the food either way, but it does sadden me to see one of those aforementioned elusive "stand out places" close. I do fear that the creative and unique, which appealed to a (slightly) more diverse audience, is being replaced by something a bit more conservative and main-stream. All of that being said, I am joyful a small Spokane business is doing so well for themselves and I wish them luck in their new endeavor, I just hope they will consider all the people who would be saddened by the loss of a different type of donut shop.

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Posted by andreakathrens on 10/03/2014 at 6:55 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Wow, hater comments! Spokane has many businesses closing all of the time and owners of Celebration should be commended for keeping one open. Small businesses are crucial to the community and these owners should be supported for keeping the doors open. Furthermore, they obviously know how to operate a successful business, so their fresh take on their new venture should at least be given a chance. Finally, no (read: zero) businesses have stayed around that is based on gimmick, which is why Dawn of the Donut was closing. At the end of the day, a successful business is based on product and customer service. Longer hours, fresher products, these are the core to longevity. I didn't go to Dawn of the Donut before because I'm under the school of thought that if you need a gimmick to get me in the door, your products probably aren't up to par. However, I will definitely go there now.

17 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carlo Medina on 10/03/2014 at 5:19 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Great idea for a zombie theme to get your name out there but that's a niche market. You go to a place repeatedly for good quality and great service. There shop in garland is delicious and always a great vibe. If you want something that will melt in your mouth good and looks pretty then go into this revamped shop. (What's wrong with pretty? I don't want my food to look ugly!) Plus the owners are local and as sweet as their frosting. Good job owens!

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by hankimal on 10/03/2014 at 4:06 AM

Re: “Update | Dawn of the Donut

Talk about stupidity!!! But that is what the new owners of the donut shop are known for. There are donut shops that are just boring and plain, as it will now become. Just as their Celebrations bakery is. BORING!!!! They are more worried about making things look pretty and not about a business that was already making money and had over 20 wholesale customers that came along with the acquisition. This couple is making a terrible decision. I normally drive 30 miles every Sunday to buy donuts from Dawn of the Donut and now that I know this terrible woman owns this I will not go there. I am sure that the general public is not happy about them doing this. I know that Celebrations bakery is all about "look at me", and how pretty I am. But the taste is not there. Anyone can decorate a cupcake. But a donut that has a theme and a cool look that most kids drool over, that is what sells. Donuts are an American tradition, cupcakes are not. Donuts of this sort are why there are lines out to the street and standing on the curb until it is your turn in line. A regular huckleberry donut, who cares. Get a grip and realize that there is a great business that is going to be run into the ground now that Celebrations owns it.

8 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by Upset Dawner on 10/02/2014 at 8:47 PM

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