The smells of freshly baked cookies, breads, cakes and pastries now fill the front of on Old Riverhead Road in Westhampton Beach — on Memorial Day weekend, owners Andy and Lissa Terry officially opened for retail.
Strictly selling wholesale since they first opened two years ago, Lissa said she and her husband figured it was time to open up a storefront.
"We had so many people stopping buy and asking us, so we decided it was time."
Opening the storefront on a whim is similar to how the business started in the first place, said Lissa, who has traveled the world with her husband and five children as missionaries — Their oldest son just got back from Africa.
Sweet Andy's was born, said Lissa, after her husband, who has a background in business and finance, left his job as a stockbroker.
"We were going through a rough time financially and were trying a lot of different things to make ends meet," said Lissa, who is British born.
During that time, Lissa said her husband started baking to thank friends and family for helping out.
"Everyone just loved his cookies and they started asking us to make cookies for parties," said Lissa. "The business grew from there."
At first, their Westhampton Beach home was their baking headquarters and as they received more and more requests from area stores, such as Sunset Deli and the Quogue Market, they expanded to their Old Riverhead Road location about a year ago.
Since, Lissa says her husband has been busy whipping up new cookie creations using a recipe that his grandmother gave him.
The store now features not only thick, original Chocolate chip cookies, but cookies with flavors, including mint chocolate chip, penut butter chip, chocolate, lemon chip, chocolate penut butter cup; and chocolate lemon.
They've also expanded with cross croissants brownies muffens, and cheesecake.
And aside from home-made goods, the storefront is also featuring fresh-brewed coffee and Hersey's Ice Cream.
"It really has turned into a cute, little place," said Lissa, who also sells goods at the
The new storefront is now open everyday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Lissa said she is looking into outdoor seating in mid-summer.
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