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Cotton Patch blooms in Statesboro
Deli/bakery outgrowth of business that started in Portal
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Ikea Jenkins, left, places her lunch order with Cotton Patch Bakery & Deli Manager Cora Barrs, right, while another customer, Claire Rieves, waits her turn in the background. Jenkins, a cosmetologist who works across the street at Hair Solutions, was in for her third visit in the deli/bakery's first week. - photo by AL HACKLE/Staff
While holding onto its first flouring, if you will, in Portal, the Cotton Patch Bakery has put on new growth with the Cotton Patch Bakery & Deli at 3000 Northside Drive West in Statesboro. "So many people have asked us to come to Statesboro, and the opportunity presented itself, so we decided to take it and go," said Cotton Patch owner Stephanie Cartee. She started her original bakery in a spare apartment behind her mother's home on the outskirts of Portal, next to a cotton field, in the autumn of 2009.
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