WEST ALLIS — Aggie's Bakery has been satisfying sweet cravings since 1977, though decades of experience and business couldn't prepare them for a shutdown caused by COVID-19.
"Our first reaction was panic. But then we realized that we have a great team, a smart group," said Rachel Schmidbauer, owner of Aggie's Bakery.
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Still essential and possibly the only bright spot in people's day, Aggie's keeps frosting through the week.
"We've rolled with the changes, we've done everything we can. We've offered curbside pickup, we are now offering deliveries. So doing everything we can to still serve our customers during very strange times," said Schmidbauer.
Even if Rachel and her staff don't see regulars week to week they still feel the community support.
"There are times where we have to ask people to wait outside until another customer exits. Our true customers have been so fantastic about their support in small businesses. West Allis, we couldn't ask for a better neighborhood to be located in because its such a great area," she said.
Not to mention, the handmade masks you will see Aggie's employees wearing were a gift from their next-door neighbors.
"I was talking to my family about where we were going to get more masks for staff and Kashka next door is an amazing seamstress and she walked in with a gift bag filled with the mask for our entire staff," said Schmidbauer.
If you find yourself in need of a sugar fix, Aggie's is open six days a week.
"Hours have not changed. We are doing everything we can to stay as normal as possible. We are open from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m."
One last thing to note, make sure you bring your card. Aggie's is not accepting cash as an extra precaution to keep you and the bakery safe.