New bakery holds ribbon-cutting ceremony with U.S. Sen. Enzi in town

Sugar Bear’s Bakery recently opened at 900 Main St. in Evanston. Members of the Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s Red Carpet Committee welcomed the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Pictured are Leslie Hutchinson, Tammy Halliday, Peyton Lowerey, Mara Scheuer, Jackie Lowrey, David Benton, Sen. Mike Enzi, Misty Covington, Vickie Wood, Janika Tyler, Kylie Ingersol and Juliet Dorsett. (HERALD PHOTO/Kayne Pyatt)

EVANSTON — Jackie Lowrey, a local single mom of two, has opened Sugar Bear’s Bakery at 900 Main St. in Evanston.  The Chamber of Commerce Red Carpet Committee hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for Lowrey on Tuesday, April 16. Joining the committee was U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi and his wife Diana who were touring Evanston for the day.

Lowrey said she was a nurse for 13 years and “burned out,” and she wanted to start a new career. In July of 2018, she began bringing baked items to For Pete’s Sake coffee shop to test the market. With the help of the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), she has now opened her bakery full-time and sublets space from Pete Bass, who owns the coffee shop.

Her hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturday by appointment. Lowrey said her specialties are custom cupcakes, custom orders, Kolaches, mini-loaves and bread. Lowrey said she also does catering and minimal delivery. 

“I named my bakery, Sugar Bear’s, after what I call my daughter, Peyton, who is in third grade,” Lowrey said. “My son, Ian, is in preschool.”

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