Decades Bakery is the name of the new online bakery business in Chilliwack. (DecadesBakery.com)

Decades Bakery is the name of the new online bakery business in Chilliwack. (DecadesBakery.com)

Decades is pivoting from Chilliwack coffee shop to new online bakery

‘We found ourselves feeling stunned adjusting to these new hard realities,’ Decades owner says

Decades Coffee Club is no more.

Owner Ron Laser said after 22 years in the coffee business, the new plan is to pivot to an online bakery featuring all-natural, gluten-free products.

“The uncertainties of today’s world made the viability of our coffee shop more challenging than we were comfortable with,” Laser explained in a release.

They had originally planned to reopen the coffee shop inside the new District 1881 development at Five Corners.

But the latest plan involves a shift to a new brand — and a completely new business model.

“We found ourselves feeling stunned adjusting to these new hard realities,” Laser said about the impact of the pandemic. “We realized that if we didn’t adapt and change lanes in our core business, we wouldn’t be able to continue serving our community.”

Over years of serving coffee and treats to a loyal clientele, they discovered a growing community of people with a range of dietary restrictions seeking all natural and gluten-free specialties, made without preservatives.

So they resolved to fill that need with more such all-natural products that they promise are “always delicious.”

All their products are made with tasty alternative flours, no dry bean-based flours. They also offer dairy-free, vegan and keto options.

The new website reminds folks: “Most people with dietary needs struggle to find foods they love. We’ve created eats and treats that bring back the joy of food.”

They will offer curbside pickup from 45863 Kipp Ave. or delivery to Chilliwack homes.

Their new online venture is at Decadesbakery.com to order cakes, cookies, brownies and DIY mixes.

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