When former publicist Genevieve Ostrander wanted to convert a former storefront church in Echo Park into a bakery, she was informed by city officials that she would have to build an underground parking garage. That was among the many bureaucratic and financial challenges that Ostrander, whose plight and those of other entrepreneurs was chronicled by L.A. Times. columnist Steve Lopez, would have to overcome. But in January 2007, after cutting through all that red tape, Ostrander opened the door to Delilah Bakery, which was able to squeeze out cupcakes, hearty breakfasts and lunch time sandwiches out of a tiny corner kitchen at the corner of Echo Park and Lucretia avenues.
Still, opening a business is no guarantee that it will succeed. Faced with a struggling business and health issues, Ostrander has now put Delilah Bakery up for sale at $150,000 she told Eater L.A.
It was only a few months ago that Ostrander teamed up with Echo Park real estate agent Darren Hubert to reopen the bakery after it operated on limited hours for several months. But that partnership broke up and Ostrander was not able to maintain the business on her own.
- Delilah Bakery on market due to “unforeseen medical issues.” Patch