LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - It's been less than a month since the popular Lufkin Eatery "Pour House," closed its doors. But now, one Lufkin couple is making strides to expand their growing business inside the walls of the now vacant restaurant.
"We were turning down enough business to where we saw where it could work," said Misty Mitchell, the co-owner of "Biscuit Eater Bakery."
Husband and wife duo, Misty and Gary Mitchell, have been expanding their home-grown business "Biscuit Eater Bakery," ever since they opened inside their Hudson home two years ago.
"Some people started saying, 'you know, somebody would probably buy that if you advertised it all,' and at first, we were kind of like 'what? OK. Sure, whatever,'" Misty Mitchell said.
But with Misty's brains and Gary's artistry, "Biscuit Eater Bakery," was born.
"It was crazy, actually. Like within two weeks, we had almost 500 followers [on Facebook], I mean it was crazy. It just like exploded," Misty Mitchell said.
Under the Texas Cottage Law, Misty said she is over capacity with space, meaning it's time for her and her husband to move their business out of their home.
"We're to the point now where we are doing everything we can do now from the house," Misty Mitchell said.
The couple said they had been looking for a space for months and after several failed attempts to find a space, they finally got a phone call from the "Pour House" owner, Nigel Boyles.
"It's just been like a dream that happened because the kitchen's already there, she had already done a lot of the work that we were going to have to do if we moved into a new building, so it's just crazy," Misty Mitchell said.
The couple has been using Pinterest ideas to decorate the inside, and they said what is really neat is how they are going to keep the allure of what the "Pour House," had to offer.
"We have the kitchen, we're starting out with venues, two venues that you can rent so I think that gives us an avenue to where we can go into catering and things like that," Misty Mitchell said.
She adds that they will also have a decorating room, and cakes and cupcakes to go. Also, they will offer cake decorating classes for kids.
They will also be changing the name of the "Pour House," to "Pour House Events & Catering," as well as "Biscuit Eater Bakery."
The bakery opens August 1.