A new coat of bright blue paint on Delilah Bakery is a signal of change underway at the Echo Park corner bakery and cafe. Genevieve Ostrander, who five years ago turned a cinderblock storefront church into a showcase for cupcakes and baked goods, has taken on a new partner, real estate broker Darren Hubert, to help manage and expand the business. “It was too much for me to do it all alone,” said Ostrander, who had drastically cut back her hours in recent weeks. “I want to grow the business.”
Ostrander, who lives in Echo Park, said she has been heartened by the many customers who have stopped by and contacted her about the business, sending her emails saying “please don’t close, “she said.
Starting next month, the Echo Park Avenue bakery will once again be open six days a week (Tuesday through Sunday) and will begin serving breakfast on weekdays and make other menu changes, Ostrander said.
Taking on a partner means Ostrander will be able to expand her bakery’s catering business. For now, however, Ostrander and Hubert are focused on the remodel, which will include the repair of the large awning lost during last fall’s windstorm, and starting the weekday breakfast service.
A grand reopening ceremony is scheduled for early June, she said.