Portland’s South Waterfront will soon be home to a second Lovejoy Bakers. The owners of Lovejoy Bakers are opening a bakery and deli in the South Waterfront neighborhood. The shop will be located in The Emery, which is just one of many new apartment buildings opening in South Waterfront. The Emery is scheduled to open mid-September, and it will be the first building in Zidell Yards. Zidell Yards is a 33-acre mixed-use development on the Willamette River.
The original Lovejoy Bakers is located in the Pearl District, at 939 N.W. 10th Avenue, on the corner of N.W. 10th and Lovejoy. However, as opposed to the bakery and deli opening in The Emery, the Pearl District location is currently a café that also does wholesale. The Emery location will mostly likely offer more café and deli items and less (if any) wholesale items, which will widen their customer base and expand their business.
Lovejoy Bakers is operated by Tracy and Mark Frankel. The Frankels have leased 1,495 square feet in The Emery for an artisan bakery and deli. The Emery is an 118-unit apartment building located at 3159 S.W. Moody Street. Debbie Thomas Real Estate brokered the deal and submitted the transaction to the Portland Business Journal’s Real Estate Roundup database. According to Wendy Culverwell, Real Estate Daily editor of the Portland Business Journal, Debbie Thomas, of Debbie Thomas Real Estate, represented Lovejoy while Alex Hughes and Nicole Onder of Debbie Thomas Real Estate represented the property.
Debbie Thomas Real Estate is a leading real estate company “and a proud Woman Owned Business,” according to their website. The company provides services to principals, tenants, buyers, and sellers. The company has sold over 500 units in the Pearl District alone, valued at over $300 million, and apparently it is now tapping into the South Portland market. In South Waterfront, Debbie Thomas Real Estate has property available at The Atwater, The Meriwether at 3570 S.W. River, The Meriwether at 0836 S.W. Curry, and The John Ross.
For more information about South Waterfront’s newest bakery and deli, you can preview the Lovejoy Bakers menu for the Pearl District location here to get an idea of what might be on the menu at The Emery. Menu items include breakfast (served all day), salads, soups (a daily selection), tartines (served open faced on a grilled baguette with a mixed green salad), café sandwiches (after 11:00 am, served with potato salad), and daily wines by the glass and seasonal beers. They also offer custom cakes, “inspired by timeless scratch recipes mostly of French and Italian origin,” according to their website. Lovejoy Bakers has also set up a complete catering and delivery service that offers breakfast, lunch, and dessert. If you’re interested in their catering services, you can preview their menu here and call 503-222-7371 to place an order (72 hours notice required, 10% delivery fee, $150 minimum).