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Former Jefferson Hotel baker opens ‘Whisk’ bakery in Shockoe Bottom

Posted at 9:50 AM, Jun 01, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. — Morgan Botwinick is ready to fire up her ovens full-time. The local baker, formerly of the Jefferson Hotel, is launching Whisk bakery at 2100 E. Main St. She’ll look to open Sept. 1 in the 1,400-square-foot space that was last used by GlobeHopper, a coffeehouse that closed in February after a seven-year run.

Whisk will focus on French-style pastries with an American influence. Sweet and savory croissants, breakfast pastries, cookies and special-order cakes will be sold. Breakfast and lunch will also be served, along with beer and wine.

The venture will allow Botwinick to focus full-time on baking. She recently has been running a part-time home-based baking business while working a day job at a local mediation and arbitration firm.

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