Dough House Cookies has Grand Opening in Canfield Library

CANFIELD (September 18, 2017/For Immediate Release) – Dough House Cookies, now located inside the Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St., is holding a grand opening today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. TaRee J. Avery, owner and operator, returned to her roots in Youngstown after running a successful cookie business in Nashville, TN. Their hours will be 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

“My family is here in Youngstown. I wanted to come back and be a part of the tremendous revitalization I saw here when I returned. My family came on-board with support,” she says.

“The Library is happy to have Dough House Cookies join us in our Canfield location,” said Interim Executive Director Susan Merriman. “Dough House presents a unique take on cookies, blending traditional cookies with cookies of new and interesting flavors! We hope our library patrons will stop by and enjoy a cookie at the grand opening.”

From the Dough House Cookies website: “Youngstown, OH, cookie company, Dough House Cookies, is the brainchild of TaRee J. Avery, owner and operator of southern startup, The Nashville Cookie Bar. With Dough House, TaRee decided to relocate back to her hometown in Northeast, OH and continue her mission to blend the traditional flavors she was raised on with new flavor combinations she has come to know and love.  From Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin to Brown Butter Blueberry and Lavender Lemon, Dough House Cookies is giving the old a new spin & bringing big flavors to the local cookie scene. Specializing in small batch orders, event catering, and custom cookie buffets, DHC has a little something for everyone.” []

Ms. Avery and the Library connected through the Youngstown Business Incubator, Women in Entrepreneurship (WE) program, when the business spot in the Canfield Library became vacant. Ms. Avery enrolled in the program and found help with financial information, creating a business plan and other areas she felt she needed. She said the WE program was valuable in that it provided a network and connected her with “like-minded women with whom I’ve created lasting friendships.” She notes, “There are unique challenges for women entrepreneurs” and her time with the WE program strengthened her confidence and knowledge.

The Grand Opening includes gift bags for the first 50 people, door prizes, and free samples of two kinds of cookies.

“I offer traditional cookies,” Ms. Avery said, “and I provide unique flavor options. I aim to convey the feeling of ‘home.’” She will offer season cookies, such as an upcoming fall selection using apple, maple and pumpkin flavors. She loves to work with what she calls “flavor development.”

Stop by the Canfield Library and welcome Ms. Avery and Dough House Cookies!

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