Savage Goods bakery to open in central El Paso

EL PASO, TEXAS (KTSM) - Once a hobby now a a full time job for three El Pasoans getting ready to open up their own bakery, Savage Goods, in central El Paso.

For about four years now, Michelle Savage, her husband Tyler Savage, and his sister Mariah Savage have been making their baked goods at home and selling them at farmer's markets. Their home business expanded to custom orders and now, a brick-and-mortar. 

The Savage family began crowdfunding through a kick-starter campaign in September, which got them about $31,000 from 188-donors in just one month.

Depending on the donation given, those contributing get rewards to use at Savage Goods once it opens so local money stays local.

The Savages say they feel if they've gotten this much support from the community before the bakery is up and running, they can't imagine the support they'll get once they're in business.

"We really wanted the community's finger prints to be on our space," said Savage Goods co-owner Michelle Savage. "We want it to be something that we built together and we know it will be better if every one is involved. It's a place where people can come and make it feel like it's their own, which is really important."

Savage Goods is best known for its baked goods, which will still be sold in addition to vegan treats and a savory menu with drinks.

The brick-and-mortar at the old Jimmy's Convenience store at 1201 N. Oregon and Nevada is still in the process, but the Savages expect to open come December.

"I remember saying to myself years ago that I never wanted to start a small business I just thought it sounded like a lot of work," said Savage Goods co-owner Mariah Savage. "Now I can't imagine doing anything else."

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