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Sweet Pea Dessert cures cravings with baked goods and ice cream

New Business Spotlight

October 07, 2012
  • Corry Eagler is a co-owner of Sweet Pea Dessert at 10 W. Baltimore St. in Greencastle, Pa.
By Joe Crocetta/Staff Photographer

Name of business: Sweet Pea Dessert

Owners: Corry Eagler and Arelis Torres

Address: 10 W. Baltimore St., Greencastle, Pa.

Opened: Oct. 7, 2011

Products and services: Baked goods, including cupcakes, brownies and cookies, as well as cake pops, chocolate candies, custom-order cakes and Pennsylvania State University Creamery ice cream. Cupcake bar open on Fridays and Saturdays, where patrons can customize cupcakes with a variety of fillings, frostings and toppings. It’s a great place to host a party.

Target market: Anyone with a sweet tooth. We are family-friendly, and attract young and old visitors.

How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Eagler had always wanted to own a small business downtown, especially an ice cream shop (her dad’s idea years ago). Having a sweet tooth herself, she couldn’t limit herself to ice cream. The business needed cupcakes ... and more. Eagler asked Torres to join her in the venture and they started by selling cupcakes at the North Square Farmers Market. When a small space downtown opened up, they decided to jump on it.

Previous business experience: Torres’ background is in marketing and Eagler’s background is in fitness management. They used all the Small Business Development Center at Shippensburg (Pa.) University had to offer, and took advice from other business owners (family members).

Number of employees: Three

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Phone number: 717-404-6043

Email: sweetpeadessert@yahoo.com

Website: www.sweetpeadessert.net

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/sweetpeagreencastle

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