Bake'n Babes is coming back to Tampa Heights when the bakery known for its trendy treats launches its second location within Armature Works, just a few blocks away from first home at Hall on Franklin.
The new location at the buzzing food hall—which a press release says could open "within the next few weeks"—will be stationed between the Ichicoro and Empamamas stalls.
After the the pandemic arrived, owner Julie Curry and her team relocated from Hall on Franklin to GenX Tavern in downtown Tampa; the GenX location will remain open, and Bake'n Babes' Armature Works location is focused on creating special items not available at GenX and dishes patrons can eat on the go.
“We’ve created some really fun items that are exclusive just to our Armature Works location and are looking forward to sharing those in the next few weeks,” said Curry in a release.
One item on the Bake'n Babes Armature Works menu is a taiyaki cone (pictured below); Curry told Creative Loafing Tampa Bay that she hasn't had one of the photogenic, cake-like items made from waffle-esque batter since she visited Japan.
“I’m excited for this next step with Bake’n Babes,” added Curry. “It’s great to be in a location alongside other strong women entrepreneurs like Stephanie Swanz from Empamamas, Felicia Lacelle from Kuba Cocina, and Jennifer Bingham from Cru Cellars.”
Now that Hall on Franklin, just blocks away, is in its last weeks of business before focusing on Hall on Midtown, expect a surge in customers to the ever-evolving Armature Works. The food hall has recently welcomed Kippos Mediterannean Cuisine, Kuba Cocina, Mumu Kitchen, and is also expecting Empamama's Stephanie Swanz's Mexican-inspired concept, Muchachas in the near future.
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