Business Moves with Mary: Fresh homemade bread is back on Main Street

August 8, 2019 10:57:03 AM

Mary Pollitz - [email protected]


Starkville's Main Street has a new bakery on the block, offering fresh bagels, baguettes and breads galore.


Proof Bakery, 109 West Main St., opened last week at the former Grain Elevator, which was DeRego's Bread before that.


The bakery owners, Bonnie and Robbie Coblentz will open Tuesday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.



Robbie said the Proof's baker and manager, T.J. Manna has been a valuable asset and her bagels are to die for.


"T.J. is an incredible baker," Robbie said. "When we hatched this idea, we reached out to T.J.. She is the cornerstone, from a production standpoint, of this establishment."


So far, Robbie said the bakery has steadily run out of bagels with lines of people out the door.


"The demand has been stellar," Robbie said. "Everything's great, but T.J.'s croissants have been the best. They're just incredible."


Robbie added he's hoping to add a few more items and ideas to the bakery on Main Street. To stay updated, check out Proof Bakery on Instagram or Facebook.


In Columbus, Angie Huskison is slated to open The Competitive Edge on Highway 45.


The Competitive Edge is a training facility to help those train not only what they see, but how they process it through a series of brain training. Huskison said this idea has been a number of years in the making.


The facility is slated to open Oct. 1 at 2322 Hwy. 45 N.


"A lot of what we're offering is at the collegiate and professional level," Huskison said. "A lot of people are unaware of how this works."


She added doctors often misdiagnose learning disabilities simply because a person's brain has a hard time understanding what they see.


Huskison has been working with the Snider Therapy Center, a Columbus clinic that specializes in developmental vision therapy, as the clinic director and will remain on staff while operating her new business.


Once open, Huskison said clients can come in by appointment only. Though geared toward athletes, she said she hopes to expand the target audience to include police officers and other people who rely heavily on vision and brain processing.


In addition, we're adding another Mexican food eatery to the area. Caledonia restaurant El Patron, 9631 Wolfe Road, will start its move to Columbus Brickerton Plaza. El Patron manager Sebastian Vazquez said he hopes to open shop at 78 Brickerton during the first few weeks of September.


The restaurant's Facebook lists its hours Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


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