Sunday, August 30, 2009
At the close of the summer of 1979, a little cake shop called The Cake Box opened its doors on Tulsa’s historic Cherry Street. The store, manned by Larry Merritt and his wife, Bobbie, offered decorated cakes for special occasions, namely birthdays and weddings.
Thirty years later, that family-owned bakery, now known as Merritt’s Bakery Cakes & Pastries, has grown to employ 85, boasts four locations plus a commissary and offers 300 different baked goodies and a full lunch menu, an operation headquartered at a 6,000-SF flagship location at 3202 E. 15th Street, just across the street from where The Cake Box once stood.
Read the rest of this story on the food page in this week's edition of Tulsa Business Journal.