The bakery will open near La Dolce Vita Italian restaurant at 16108 S. Route 59, bringing fresh-baked treats to everyone, including nut allergy sufferers.
According to the Callie's Cuties website, owner Laura Meehan was inspired to open the business after a terrifying near miss with daughter Callie, then just 2 years old.
"In November, 2005 my husband Tom and I almost lost our precious daughter Callie to an allergy of cashews – a simple tree nut. "It didn’t take an entire bag of cashews, just two tiny nuts ... To this day, 8 years later, I still cannot think of the incident without crying. Thanks to Benedryl and the Plainfield Paramedics – Callie is still here with us today," Meehan writes on the site.
Other new businessesVillage Planner Michael Garrigan said another new business El Molcajete Mexican restaurant, recently opened at 15932 S. Lincoln Highway. The site was previously home to Mariachi Grill and, before that, Just Judi's hot dogs.
Coming soon to Plainfield, according to the village website:
- Jannat Indo/Pak Grocery & Meat, 12443 S. Route 59
- Marco's Pizza, Route 30 & 143d Street