(Editor's note: Yesterday Donna Davis said . Today she shares her hopes of opening a franchise of Sweet Abundance bakeries.)
For years Castro Valley resident Donna Davis has nurtured the dream of opening a bakery called Sweet Abundance that would offer franchises in low and moderate income neighborhoods, creating jobs and opportunities in the process.
She thought that at Bayfair Center would be her catalyst for success, but things didn't work out as planned ().
But Davis has not given up the dream of opening a Sweet Abundance in San Leandro, which has some low- and moderate-income neighborhoods that would be the ideal proving ground for her concept.
"I don't think my passion is dead," she told Patch. "I still have customers."
Davis isn't quite sure where and when she will be able to open the first Sweet Abundance, but she has been working with a sympathetic landlord to use a closed-down commercial kitchen west of San Leandro Boulevard.
"God placed upon my heart the desire to share this kitchen space," said Davis, is convinced that, despite her current adversity, faith will light her way.