Donut shops set to open

Published 6:23 pm Thursday, May 31, 2018

Those looking for a fresh donut to start the morning or end the day won’t have to go far, thanks to two stores that will soon open in the Town of Farmville.

Farmville Donut and Kolaches, located at 1510 W. Third St., will have a grand opening Monday, with a 9 a.m. ribbon cutting with the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The store is set to sell traditional glazed and chocolate donuts, in addition to fancier fare such as bear claws and cinnamon twists, breakfast croissant sandwiches and kolaches, a type of pastry based in Central Europe that holds fruit in its center.

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The opening of Farmville Donut and Kolaches had been delayed due to renovating the location and waiting on a health inspection of the building.

According to a social media post from the store, signed as “Farmville Donuts & Kolaches Team,” management with the store is excited to bring a fresh taste to the area.

“We have come along way starting from scratch, permits, and renovations,” the post cited. “We learned so much during the process from being our own contractor as well for the things that needed to be done and we apologize for the delay. This has been such an awesome and amazing yet sometimes frustrating experience, but we are almost at the finish line.”

Pizza Hut had been located at the site until moving to its current location on Griffin Boulevard in 2015.

Sugar Britches Donuts and Country Store, located at 701 N. Main St., is set to offer all of the hospitality of a country store with fresh, ready-made donuts to boot.

Store Owner Laura Fugate said the store, which is expected to open this month, was inspired to by her experiences growing up in Kentucky and having fond memories of going to a neighborhood country store.

She said the store “made donuts fresh every morning, and it was always very exciting for us.”

She noted the store will have glazed, chocolate covered donuts and jelly donuts, with some that will be baked and some fried. Fugate said the menu for the donuts, which she said will be hot and fresh, will start small but is expected to grow over time. 

“We’re definitely willing to do whatever our customers want,” Fugate said. “We want to find out what the customers want us to serve. So we’re starting out with a smaller selection.”

She said the store will also sell chicken wings, chicken tenders and pizza. In the future, they hope to begin selling beer-battered pizza. Fugate said the general store side will sell drinks, chips, snack bars, and potentially small grocery items or beer.

The store will be located adjacent to James River Brewery, which is expected to open later in the summer.