Update 26 April 2023 – They are open, and it is fantastic.
Plans are in the works for a new bakery in downtown Crozet.
Owner Marketa Johnson said she plans to open the doors to Praha Bakery in early April. Johnson’s business will occupy what used to be Patterson’s Flower Shop at 5778 Three Notch’d Road, which shuttered in 2009.
Johnson, who was born and raised in Prague, or Praha in Czech, said she intends to serve a selection of pastries and baked goods from her hometown.
“Prague is my favorite city, and it always will be. Every Czech woman is a baker,” Johnson said.
The project was a long time in the making, she added.
“This has been quite a project, because my husband and I started looking for a spot more than a year ago,” Johnson said.
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