Allie's Sweet Tooth holding Mother's Day event Saturday

May 8—SHARON — Allie's Sweet Tooth in downtown Sharon will host a Mother's Day marketplace and bakery pop-up Saturday.

The Mother's Day marketplace is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 47 E. State St.

Owner Allie Zajaros-Adams said that the location, which is the former Army-Navy Store, had been hosting artisan marketplaces for the past couple of years through the city and now that she is leasing it, she wanted to continue doing that.

The first 100 moms/grandmas/step-moms will receive special packets of seeds provided by Lots to Love Sharon. There will also be a giveaway for a $25 gift card for Allie's Sweet Tooth.

Vendors at the marketplace will include The Penelope Goat Company, Robin's Refills, A Pastel Petal, Amelia's Crystal Palace, CD Creations, Jess Makes Scents, Lydalia Gardens, Unwind Day Spa, Sandy's Store Crafts and Krispies by Vel and Tangle.

"We also have plans in the works for more markets, themed cookie decorating classes like the Taylor Swift one we just held as well as baking camps for kids in July," Zajaros-Adams said.

Allie's Sweet Tooth plans to open full-time later in May. The store plans to continue to hold marketplaces, classes, kids camps, speakers and collaborative events.

Further plans for the flagship Allie's Sweet Tooth — its original store is in Mercer — include a full bakery with bread and gluten-free items as well as a breakfast and lunch eatery to include a wide variety of events to best utilize the size of the historic building space.

"We've been really thinking about all we can offer here — keeping in mind the downtown location and history of this iconic space," said Zajaros-Adams, whose bakery in Mercer is known for their custom-decorated cookies, macarons, cinnamon rolls, and jumbo gourmet cookies among other confections. "Besides having a grab and go counter and catering component, we also want to provide events in the city that draw people downtown and help create a community gathering space."

The shop is also working with various Sharon businesses to create partnerships and collaborative events including with ICG Hobbies & Games; The Corinthian Banquet Center; Laurel Technical Institute's Culinary Program and Quaker Steak & Lube among others.

"We'll be participating in Quaker Steak & Lube's carnival in July and are working with ICG to create some events on the green space together," Zajaros-Adams said, adding that her bakery will also be hosting markets during the Father's Day Car Show and Small Business Saturday among other holidays.

After 18 years of being in the baking business, Zajaros-Adams is excited about the growth opportunities before her in Sharon.

"I'm excited about being a part of all that's happening in Sharon. We've been welcomed in such a warm way," Zajaros-Adams said.

She also plans to keep her retail space open in Mercer and will continue to support their events with plans for other collaborative locations throughout the region in the next couple of years.

"When I look back over how this all started, it still feels like a dream," she said referring to the bakery's start in 2007 when, as a single parent, she opted to create some cute cookie treats for her kids when cakes weren't in the budget.

Now she is shipping her product all over the U.S. and is getting ready to expand her brick-and-mortar footprint by close to 600%.

"I look forward to it all and really appreciate those that have continued to support my business and me personally through the years," Zajaros-Adams said.

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