Fans of French macarons had to have heard of our local connoisseur, Whisky Business Bakery. Well, if you’re used to getting them in Rotterdam, time to change your GPS because she’s moving!
If you’re unfamiliar, Whisky Business Bakery is owned and run by local baker Bri Larsen. As she says on her website, “Baking is my life, I love every aspect of it. I love the sound of the mixer and the smell of the caramel cooking.” And you can taste that love and passion with every flavor of macaron you get from her shop. Now, she’s closing up shop in Rotterdam to move to Upper Union Street, Schenectady.
She announced on her Facebook page: “This move will give us greater exposure and a more central location to our customers. We’re excited to join the Upper Union street community and be a part of the growth in the area. Surrounding ourselves with other small businesses with incredible work ethics is just what we need as a reboot after our [almost] two years of being in business. As the space is still being constructed we are not yet firm on a final date. Our goal is to be open by Valentine’s Day 2022. We will be closing this Curry RD location as of Friday 1/14 to start packing up and moving on over once the space is ready for us! “
Whisky Business Bakery will be moving to 1671 Union Street, Schenectady. The building was once home to Mr. Wasabi Japanese restaurant (which has since moved down the street) and Simon’s Men’s Wear. At first, the businesses within the building were told to move or close for the expansion of the neighboring McDonald’s. After those plans fell through, the empty building welcomed b.inspired, a neighborhood home goods store, and the second location of Storied Coffee and Milk Teas.
Being a part of the Upper Union Street neighborhood, I’m excited to welcome more local businesses into the area (especially another as delicious as Whisky Business Bakery).