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Have a Sweet Tooth?: New pastry shop opens on Mission Street following closing of pizza store

Mount Pleasant residents will now have a new way to satisfy their sweet tooth.

Two Canadian pastry chefs opened Sweet Tooth French Bakery at 6 a.m. Monday at 2116 S. Mission St.

Owner Chakib Senni and pastry chef Suzanne Dumont made the permanent move from Montréal, Quebec, to the United States in order to open the bakery in the Mount Pleasant Shopping Center.

The bakery offers a wide variety of pastries, from red velvet cupcakes to croissants.

“Everything that they make here is made from scratch,” employee Katie Howland said, who has been instrumental in the hiring and training process.

Additionally, 90 percent of the products needed to make the pastries are imported from France, Belgium and Switzerland. Despite the distance, most goods can be delivered in less than two days.

“We had really good feedback,” Howland said. “We’re selling a lot really fast right now.”

Senni’s brother, Mount Pleasant business owner Fouad Senni, has served as a useful contact for the team in the States as well as being a major force in helping the store to open Chakib said.

In order to help publicize the store, the team at Sweet Tooth has hired CFX radio to broadcast live on location during their grand opening, which will take place in two to three weeks.

The Shopping Center saw another recent change when Pizza One closed its Mount Pleasant location.

The Michigan-based pizzeria franchise closed its doors over winter break, according to Sprint Store employee Shonda Smith, 21.

“I was so sad when they closed,” the Detroit native said.

Pizza One has another location in Alma, about 20 minutes south of Mount Pleasant.

The owner of both locations declined comment.

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