Jenna Roberts of Marvelous Macarons takes a selfie with some sweet treats in her new bakery in Sabattus. She bought the former Front Porch Bakery last month and is letting customers vote on a new name Saturday. Submitted photo

SABATTUS — Front Porch Bakery found a cheery buyer.

The former owner had posted on social media earlier this year that she was looking to move on, writing: “Will work with new owner to have a smooth transition. Space is great for other ideas with an awesome landlord. Beautiful little town and the best customers. Will NOT sell to a grouchy person.”

Jenna Roberts, the owner of Marvelous Macarons, said she had been been toying with the idea of finding a bigger kitchen for a while. When she heard about that space opening up, it felt meant to be.

She bought the business last month and Friday is opening day.

“It’s literally a dream come true,” said Roberts of Lewiston. “I’ve been in the baking world for almost 13 years and I have worked for a lot of other people. (I) started Marvelous Macarons out of my home, always having a store in the back of my mind that one day I would be able to pull it off.”

It wouldn’t have been possible without the Lewiston Farmers Market and the support a business mentor at Terry & Maxine’s in Turner and her family, she said.


From the new spot at 136 Sabattus Road, she’ll offer breads, pies, cakes, cake pops and, of course, macarons.

Roberts plans to change the name and is putting it to a vote during a grand opening on Saturday afternoon.

“It will either be ‘bittys bakeshop’ after my daughter or ‘Friends macarons and bakery’ after Friend’s Deli that my grandparents owned in Lewiston for years,” she said. “As far as the ‘won’t sell to a grouchy person,’ we talked about that a lot. She saved it for me because she really felt I was the right person. I am beyond excited … and I am very much looking forward to all the future things!”

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