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SWEET BOUTIQUE

Sweet Boutique opened its second location at Stonewood Village Shopping Center on Rogers Avenue!

Tantalizing gourmet cupcakes, “express” cakes, custom cakes and a variety of cookies and bars can be found at the new Sweet Boutique in the same shopping center as River City Deli, 7320 Rogers Ave.

Sarah Michael, manager at the Fort Smith Sweet Boutique, said the bakery got its start in Van Buren more than seven years ago with sisters Brooke Moore and Stefanie Rowland baking up goodies in Cedarville before moving into Van Buren’s Clover Leaf Plaza.

Although it was a “crazy” busy holiday season, the bakers at Sweet Boutique and other area bakeries are gearing up for an even busier season with Valentine’s Day, Michael said. Chocolate-covered strawberries are among the holiday specialties at Sweet Boutique, she added.

Although not a huge space, Sweet Boutique has enough room for a small bridal shower or a birthday party. They also serve coffee and hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday.