Comings & Goings: Sisters open doughnut shop in downtown Oswego
By Marissa Amoni For The Beacon-News February 15, 2012 1:58PM
Photo by Marissa Amoni: A large painted donut entices outside of the newly opened My Sister's The Lil Donut Shoppe recently opened at 25 S. Madison St. in Oswego, across from the post office. | Marissa Amoni~For The Beacon News
Updated: March 20, 2012 8:09AM
Got a sweet tooth? You might want to drop by My Sister’s Lil Donut Shoppe on the corner of Jackson and Madison streets in Oswego. The sign out front with a giant glazed doughnut is sure to pull you in.
Sisters Chris McClimans and Betsy Kammerer opened the doughnut and pastry shop at 25 S. Madison St. this month. The shop is a longtime dream of McClimans, who makes the doughnuts. Kammerer acts as the business manager.
“We’re just trying to make the best doughnut we can,” said McClimans, 47.
McClimans, of Sheridan, worked at the village of Oswego before opening the quaint shop. In the 1990s, she managed the bakery inside the old Eagle Foods on Douglas Road. McClimans said there she learned to make and love the doughnut. Her personal favorite is a cake doughnut with chocolate frosting.
My Sister’s Lil Donut Shoppe is open from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. A selection of doughnuts, pastries and cinnamon rolls is available. They also sell fresh brewed coffee from River City Roasters in Yorkville.
Call the shop at 331-203-2736 or email email@example.com. Special orders and delivery are available. Find them on Facebook.
Fresh, new gas pumps at the former Citgo on the corner of Galena Boulevard and Locust Street near downtown Aurora are the first noticeable change as the station changes over to Shell. It will now be Shell and Mobil at the busy corner; the former gas station and convenience store at the southwest corner remains vacant.
Kiss the Sky is moving. The record store on the corner of Route 38 and Third Street in Geneva plans to relocate this summer.
Owner Steve Warrenfeltz recently addressed rumors about the store closing. Warrenfeltz, of Aurora, said the record store is looking to grow, not close.
In a recent email sent to customers, Warrenfeltz confirmed an upcoming move.
“Kiss the Sky is looking for a new home. We have a couple of locations in mind, and we are working hard at getting it done. What we do know is that we will be here at 301 W. State St. in Geneva until June 30,” he wrote.
Warrenfeltz went on to say that his landlords are wonderful, and he is a little sad to be leaving.
“Nevertheless, we must move on. There are other things that we would like to do in addition to being involved in the retail end of the music business,” he said, referring to adding live music acts and possibly some adult beverages to the offerings.
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