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January 23, 2014

Bakery coming to Mahoning Township

DANVILLE — By Karen Blackledge

The Danville News

MAHONING TWP. – A new Mahoning Township business could be up and running in 30 days.

The township zoning hearing board approved a variance for Columbia County Bread and Granola to occupy part of the former Mahoning-Cooper Elementary School at 1605 Bloom Road Wednesday night. Members attending were Bill Wilt and John Yoder.

Five persons attended the hearing with one – T.S. Scott saying the enterprise preserves a structure that has been part of the township since the mid-1800s and is desirable considering traffic congestion and quality of life.

The board stipulated that no retail sales would be handled there and no office functions would locate there.

Owner Douglas Michael, of Bloomsburg, said he hoped production could increase after he moves his baking and packaging operations to Mahoning Township. They are currently in the Moose Exchange in Bloomsburg.

“Old Forge is real interested and we have been talking with Geisinger,” he said of prospects to increase business. The maximum loaves of bread they have been baking is 100 loaves a week with Michael hoping they can up that to 500 loaves per week. Their maximum capacity for their granola is about 800 units.

Michael would rent the 2,500 square-foot kitchen, cafeteria-gym and storage space from owner Todd Keyser of T&S Realty of Bloomsburg. Michael said his shipping center would continue to be in Bloomsburg. Keyser, who also attended, plans to use the rest of the school for offices.

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