Bringing Sweet Treats to the South Side
La Confection gourmet bakery opens in Capitol Hill
An OKC gourmet baker will be bringing her love of all things sweet to Capitol Hill with her new bakery La Confection.
Sara Miller will be marking the opening of her sweet enterprise at 213A SW 25th St on June 29.
Having worked at Downtown’s Coolgreens as well as several local high-end restaurants, Capitol Hill resident Miller knows a thing or two about freshly baked goods.
“I have always been big on eating and serving real food,” she says adding that it’s pastries in particular that she has a passion for. The menu at La Confection includes espresso cream croissants, pineapple raspberry Danishes, orange nut muffins and sticky buns – to name but a few.
The Capitol Hill High School graduate is opening her business with help from a commercial district revolving loan approved by Oklahoma City Council to help small businesses get off the ground. Miller’s La Confection, which opened in a once vacant shop and former bakery, is just one of a number of businesses choosing the once economically depressed Capitol Hill area to invest in.
Miller says she wanted to bring some variety to the south side adding, “I chose Capitol Hill because I grew up in the area, I graduated from Capitol Hill, my grandparents’ homes are within a mile from here, I still live less than 10 minutes away; and I know there is a lot coming to the area. I am excited to see how much this community will grow in the next few years.”
The area is also home to El Nacional newspaper and Oklahoma City Community College and the Metro Library have spent millions rebuilding old vacant sites to bring their services to the area.
Brenda Hernandez, co-founder of Tango Public Relations, which has been based in Capitol Hill for the last decade, says the area is: “slowly but surely coming back to life; over the last ten years I have seen so many positive changes; it’s attracting a lot of people and businesses I’m pleased to say.”
Hernandez, who is helping her friend Miller, spread the word about her new business, is grateful that she finally has some sweet treats and coffee available near to her place of work. Although she admits it’s also dangerous having tried Miller’s macaroons and strawberry croissants.
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