February 9, 2023


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Open for Business: Bartonville couple fills sweet tooth void with new shop


BARTONVILLE, Ill. (WMBD) – There’s a sugary sweet void being filled in Bartonville many thanks to the organization brainchild of a nearby few.

Andrea Vincent and Mike Henry opened Massive Mike’s Donuts and Espresso in May well with their small children in intellect.

“Our daughter generally required a donut after college and initially detail in the early morning,” reported Henry. “So we’d either have to go somewhere out of town and get her detail and we always—we’re huge espresso men and women. So having a excellent coffee from other destinations and kinds. So I imagine, ‘That’d operate out below. Everybody enjoys espresso. Most people loves donuts. We do not have one particular.’”

“I want them to occur and just feel comfy, like come in—it’s not like a company franchise exactly where it’s all like pre-planned out. Everything is just kind of winged.”

Mike Henry

It is a put the place the two preferred to give food and fellowship–something that Vincent felt her teenage son didn’t have in just the village. 

“He would be like, ‘You know there’s not much to do in town. And what are we meant to do?’ And he desires to cling out with his pals. But you know other than going to the park or anything, there truly wasn’t a good deal of spots they could go,” said Vincent.

“This was just a thing that we knew we would love, but people today have actually stated, ‘This is what we needed.’”

Andrea Vincent

With both having years of prior encounter in the bar and restaurant field, they felt at ease in the food items sector. Vincent, a previous respiratory therapist and Henry, a previous realtor, felt the new business enterprise endeavor also made available a more exciting tactic to get the job done. But for all the fun, there also arrives extended hrs for the pair. 

“Sometimes you have to occur in and you to make donuts 11 p.m. and then adhere all the way all around until eventually noon, 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Often 2, 3 o’clock in the afternoon,” Henry explained.

But it is a enthusiasm task the two say they enjoy and are fired up to retain pushing ahead with. 

Henry explained, “Failure is not an choice. This is our location. It will succeed, no make a difference what.”

In the next three to six months, Vincent and Henry also prepare on opening an adjoining retail house. They approach to offer kitchen gadgets.

Big Mike’s Donuts and Espresso is located at 1369 W. Garfield Ave. in Bartonville.


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