It doesn’t take long at all when talking to Jonathan Fioritto, the owner of Blossom Bakery & Cafe, to see just how excited he is when discussing everything he has in the works. After hearing some of the details, it’s quite evident where the excitement is coming from!
Blossom opened in the Spring of 2019 at the corner of Virginia Ave. and 12th street in the heart of downtown Bessemer City. The location was previously known as Angel’s, and most will remember the spot as being the home of Gamble Hardware for decades before that.
Jonathan and co. have been steadily building a clientele with solid lunch offerings (focused on sandwiches, soups and salads on a light menu) as well as an array of tantalizing bakery treats and sweets plus a full variety of coffee options. You’ll also want to check out their wine and cocktail menu!
Karaoke and Bingo have been weekly favorites, along with “Paint & Sip” events, and they are sprinkling in some additional live music dates.
They are now expanding their offering to include Saturday brunch offerings such as breakfast empanadas, chicken & waffles, plus mimosa specials.
Another recent addition to their catering options is a mobile expresso bar!
Blossom has already been a favorite for weddings, with their open, rustic area behind the restaurant area. New coming in 2022 they will be opening across the street with a special new area perfect for receptions.
This is part of their plans to become a “one-stop” source for the wedding party and their needs. For an affordable price, you’ll be able to rent the entire space that will include catering, day-of planning and much more to fit the needs of the couple, their families and friends.
The new expansion will be available in January, 2022, so be sure to contact them asap as this will quickly become popular for all kinds of events in addition to weddings!
Jonathan and co. are sparing no expense in making sure the new area will work for upscale events and is looking at utilizing it also for special events around certain holidays. For instance, on Valentine’s Day, being able to RSVP for a 3-course meal and live music in a fine dining, romantic atmosphere. Truly bringing a different and unique option to Bessemer City and frankly, the overall area as a whole.
Jonathan is bullish on the future of Bessemer City and downtown, stating that “If someone were to walk in right now and offer me a million dollars for this place, I’d turn it down”. As a member of a new board tasked with helping with downtown business revitalization and planning, he has stepped up, along with the others on the board, to make sure the city is ready to take advantage of positive developments such as the recent deal for the old Osage mill as well as new tenants in the industrial park over the last couple of years.
While he couldn’t go into too many details, he hinted at some exciting developments in the works for downtown, and there are already some visible glimpses as work has begun on multiple storefronts along Virginia Ave.