B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Balloons And Cupcakes’ Hoping To Open 2nd Week Of June

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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.

A 'Balloons and Cupcakes' store is also located at 22307 Marine View Drive South in Des Moines.

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!

Lee Falley

Balloon Wizards + Baby Cakes Northwest = www.balloonsandcupcakes.com
Ph: 206.350.0450

The new store will be located at 15607 1st Ave South in Burien.

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4 Responses to “B-TOWN BIZ: ‘Balloons And Cupcakes’ Hoping To Open 2nd Week Of June”
  1. Burienbabe says:

    I have to say, welcome to the neighborhood! However, I hope your cupcakes have improved and your food you’ll be serving is even better. I’ve given your burien shop a try several times with my daughter and have been disappointed every time. Dry, cupcakes that tasted days old and even two doz cupcakes for a Childs birthday tasted like they’d been prepared and sitting for days. The gals response ” we make them in advance”. Um… Okay? We’ll gladly give a try again here in Burien but I hope they’ve improved!

  2. Maude P. says:

    I am so happy to have Balloons and Cupcakes moving into the Neighborhood.

    I must say I have made several trips to Des Moines just for their cupcakes.

    I have two favorites, the peanut butter chocolate, and chocolate coconut but have tried a variety of flavors and have enjoyed them all.

    I got three dozen for my mothers birthday a few weeks ago and they were the hit of the party.

    Their prices are better than I have found at other cupcake stores and the quality of the cupcakes were excellent.

    I also had them put Mom’s gift inside a balloon and used it as the centerpiece (it is amazing how they do that) it was so pretty she wouldn’t open it for days.

    The great selection, friendly service and yummy cupcakes have made a loyal customer out of me! Can’t wait to see what you will be cooking up in Burien.

    Welcome to the neighborhood.

  3. Rhonda says:

    I must concur with Burienbabe comments. I wish you well but it will be difficult to succeed on the quality of the cupcakes thus far……

  4. Cindy says:

    MY Daughter and I and my grandkids went to the burien shop and did not like the cupcakes they were really dry..probably will not return.

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