Paulas is moving from Kenmore to Tonawanda
BY: Tiffany Monde, Tonawanda Source | January 16, 2013
KENMORE - For the past 16 years Paula’s Donuts has been a popular donut destination at 380 Kenmore Ave., Kenmore, but this summer they will be making the move to Sheridan Drive, in Town of Tonawanda, across the street from Ted’s Hotdogs.
“The landlord is selling the building, everyone else has moved out of the plaza, they are going to knock it down and supposedly put in a CVS,” said Paula Huber, owner of Paula’s Donuts.
She said the new location is ideal because of the amount of parking, space and high visibility. Huber would have liked to stay on Kenmore, but there wasn’t much in the area that had all those things and to find a building to renovate would have been too costly. The best option just happened to be on Sheridan Drive.
“We looked in Buffalo and Kenmore, we’ve been looking for quite a while, and honestly it’s just a spot that worked for us,” said Huber. “We looked on Elmwood because a lot of people wanted us to go there and Elmwood would be great, but parking is so hard, and with a business like this people need to get in and out.”
Spending time before opening her shop as the bakery manager at Tops and Jubilee, as well as, owning a Dunkin’ Donuts she has plenty of experience when it comes to knowing what customers want.
Her business has become a staple for Buffalo residents and that success lead to the opening of a second location at 8560 Main St., Clarence.
“I just love baking, the business, and the people,” said Huber.
She said customers are taking the move in stride.
“Well they are upset we are leaving here, and so am I because if they were gonna keep this building we would stay and expand,” said Huber. “But, people are still excited about us going to Sheridan. It’s not that far, and I’ve gotten a really positive response.”
She said the move should take place in August, but they still have the building on Kenmore Avenue until October so they may possibly be running both for a few months.