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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lana’s Bake Shop in Lexington’s Fayette Mall has just opened a second location on North Main Street in Nicholasville called, “CNC Bakery” for Cinnamon Nutmeg & Clove Bakery & Deli.

CNC Bakery brought back all the classics: donuts, oatmeal pie cookies, lemon bars, and even some hot new menu items.

“Now we added smoked turkeys to the menu, crawfish Cajun mac n’ cheese, dirty rice with red hot gravy”, Lana Rowland, owner of CNC Bakery said.

Returning loyal customers like Casey Hamm said that he loves to support local community businesses like Rowland’s.

“We own a business down on Edgewood, so we usually bring in a bunch of donuts from here,” Hamm said. “And we’ve tried a lot of donuts out there and this is by far the best we’ve tried.”

Rowland’s new location is accented with her favorite color pink, and it brings Lana so much joy, after having endured so much pain. Locals known that opening this second location was no easy process for Rowland.

“I’m glad I got a second chance,” Rowland said.

Rowland had to overcome much adversity recently. In 2021, Rowland’s bakery caught fire and burned up many sentimental items like her picture with her father on her first day of culinary school.

Then in May 2022, Rowland had her kitchen equipment stolen right from her backyard property.

“And it was equipment that was on my property, and I felt violated. Well I was violated, and I was angry,” Rowland said.

Rowland said the thieves were arrested two weeks after stealing her kitchen equipment.

Both incidents were so troubling that Rowland could have very easily given up, however, in hindsight, something good came of the fire.

“But before the fire, a lot of people didn’t know I was here, and afterwards a lot of people knew I was here so I am a little better off,” Rowland said.

Rowland said she doesn’t want to concentrate on the bad things that have happened. She’s grateful for her first bakery inside the Fayette Mall which is run by her biggest supporter, her sister. Rowland says that led to her second storefront, something she said she initially didn’t really know she wanted until she had to fight for it.

“It’s all how you want to live your life,” Rowland said. “So if you want to look at the equipment that was stolen, then you do that. I wanted to concentrate on the business being open and the people that helped me open it.”

Rowland said she plans to open more businesses in Nicholasville to help the community flourish. She envisions opening a hot dog restaurant and a drive-in movie experience where moviegoers will watch films from paddle boats on the water.

CNC Bakery is open every Tuesday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It also features a drive-thru.

For more information on CNC Bakery, click here.