B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Balloons And Cupcakes’ Hoping To Open 2nd Week Of June
Recently we reported that Infusion Tea & Coffee (and its short-lived replacement Juxtapose Cafe), had closed, and that the space would serve as the new home to ‘Balloons And Cupcakes,’ which we just learned is slated to open the second week of June.
So, like any good, award-winning local Journalist who can’t get enough of the balloons and cupcakes beat, we investigated further, tracking down Lee Falley, the Des Moines-based owner of the store. Lee and his wife Shannon own another ‘Balloons and Cupcakes’ shop in Des Moines, and this new Burien one will be their second.
Far as we can tell, this new business will be the only one (north of Des Moines at least) that will be serving up both balloons and cupcakes in the Burien area.
We say yay!
Here’s a Q&A we conducted with Lee:
Q: When are you opening?
A: We will be opening as soon as our health permit arrives, plus the time it will take to have the city sign off; unfortunately the Health Department process is taking longer than expected. We are now hoping to be open the second week of June.
Q: Are you affiliated with the shop in Des Moines?
A: We are affiliated with the shop in Des Moines, Myself (Lee Falley) and my wife (Shannon Falley) are the owners in Des Moines and plan to make this Burien location number 2. We also have a Mobile Cupcake Bus that you will probably see around town quite a bit at different festivals and local events.
Q: What will you be carrying (besides balloons & cupcakes)?
A: In addition to Balloons and Cupcakes we will be offering espresso, grilled cheese sandwiches and an assortment of “old school” candies such as Saltwater Taffy, candy sticks and giant whirly pops. We will also host cupcake decorating parties and we will have an assortment of gift and party favor items.
Our main goal is to become the one stop event shop for everything from desserts to decorations, eliminating the need to travel to the Southcenter area. We are a full service balloon and cupcake company offering, not only retail, but delivery and event set-up as well. More information can be found at www.balloonsandcupcakes.com (also known as Balloon Wizards and Baby Cakes Northwest).
I have grown up in the Des Moines and Burien areas, I went to grade school at Gregory Heights and Graduated from Mt. Rainier HS. I love this area and hope to be able to provide a valuable service and create great relationships with the community for many years to come.
Thanks again Scott!
Balloon Wizards + Baby Cakes Northwest = www.balloonsandcupcakes.com
The new store will be located at 15607 1st Ave South in Burien.