Sisters Sarah Mallare and Christine Carr of Grand Island have opened a new bakery in the City of Tonawanda. Magpie's Bake Shop & Café, named after their mother, Christine "Maggie" Smith, recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting. Located at 38 Niagara St., they offer soups, pizza, cakes, pastries, many other baked goods.
Magpie's is the sister bakery of The Village Inn on Ferry Road on Grand Island.
Magpie's is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturdays, drop in from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on Sundays and Mondays).
Friends and family gathered for the ribbon-cutting. Pictured, from left: Cindy Burkett, Alexa Mallare, Forrest Carr, Christine Carr, City of Tonawanda Mayor Ron Pilozzi, Sarah Mallare, Mikayla Mallare, Hayden Carr, Mike Carr and Joyce Santiago, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas.