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The Story of The Maids' Cottage Restaurant
Cooking and baking was always a passion for our Mom, Jackie. Our story begins on her front lawn selling buttertarts and pies. Word soon spread about her delicious baking and the Antique Mall on Main Street beckoned. It wasn’t long until she found the perfect spot right across the road, for her “dream shop” where she set up her one table establishment and introduced homemade foods, baked goods, and preserves. Mom always believed in treating her customers like part of the family and making them feel welcome.
People were quick to discover how delicious her cooking was, especially our family's secret buttertart recipe. Debbie joined forces shortly after opening as business was booming and Mom needed help. As they say "If you bake, they will come" and they did indeed. After one year, they expanded the business to a larger location up the street.
In 2001, Pam came on board to be a part of our now very successful business and sadly the same year Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer to
which she succumbed to in September 2003. With Mom's guidance from above, business continued to flourish. An opportunity to relocate the restaurant and begin the production of wholesaling our buttertarts was presented to us to which we welcomed knowing that we had outgrown our little "cottage". Today we have a beautiful location, still residing on Main St., with a view overlooking the ice rink/water park and a relaxing patio to sit and enjoy our homemade meals and famous buttertarts. Today her memory and recipes are kept alive by her daughters Pam & Debbie, who continue
their Mother’s success.