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Mark Sweyer of Woodside Bakery to open 25-seat cafe in Woodside

Original post made on Jul 19, 2011

Woodside has no traffic signals, but Mark Sweyer, co-owner of the Woodside Bakery & Cafe, did get a green light on his plans to convert a nearby one-story office building at 2989 Woodside Road to a 25-seat cafe that will feature cooking classes, banquet space and coffee roasted on site and brewed by the cup.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 11:30 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Annette Kingman, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Kudos to Mark Sweyer for being the first in a very long time to bring a little life into Woodside. I am not a big fan of the bicyclists but one thing for sure they are not going away. I love the bike rack idea, perhaps now they won't take up car spaces to fix flat tires. Or make it impossible to enter Roberts because they wont go two feet from their beloved bikes. I am wondering if the cyclists will use the bike racks??


Posted by Jeff H, a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jul 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

Way to go Mark. Anyone would think that the Gilberts were the only business in town. I wish you every success


Posted by Pauline Picchi, a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Way to go Mark! The community of Woodside and neighboring towns will be enhanced by your Cafe and concept of cooking classes! Congrats to you! Wishing you continued success!


Posted by Terri, a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 19, 2011 at 5:22 pm

Thank you Town of Woodside for recognizing what the Sweyer family has brought to our community. Their current restaurant provides a wonderful meeting center and excellent food. It is too bad that they had to go through the additional cost and time to gain this approval.


Posted by Linda C, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Jul 20, 2011 at 10:58 am

As a long time Woodside resident I am a little concerned about the parking issues here as well. What saddens me is Long gone are the days where our children rode their bikes up and down Canada in safety. Now all we see is the streets over run by bike racers . I do hope everything works out and Mr.Sweyers business will be an asset to Woodside residents and not only cater to cyclists . I know Lee Ann Gilbert and Mark and anyone who thinks this is "Sweyer VS Gilbert" doesn't have a darn clue. It's about a businessman's right to start a business and about another businessman's right to protect their private parking lot for their tenants . I have great respect for both of them and actually know the two families to be friends. I am not a fan of the bikers but Lets be positive and hope Mark opens a fabulous restaurant and hope The Gilbert's /The Village Pub's parking is not impacted. Good luck my friends!


Posted by bob, a resident of Woodside: other
on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

[Post removed. Please discuss the issue without characterizing or attacking people.]


Posted by Jeff H, a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Jul 20, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Well said Bob I could not agree more.


Posted by kevin mariani, a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on Mar 16, 2013 at 1:32 am

As a longtime resident of woodside i am pleased to see this proposed "business" didn't follow through. It was poorly thought out and would've been a drag not only the nearby parking, but on the streets as well. The parking lot was not designed for such a place and the last thing woodside needs to do is attract more bicyclists.


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