Local Talent

by Christian Bryant

Margaret Elaine — chef/business owner

The Sweet Shop, Homemade Poundcakes by Margaret Elaine Designs, which occupies the corner of South Elm Street near Lee Street in Greensboro, is just the place to have that little sweet tooth satisfied. “We’re not your average pastry or coffee shop,” says Margaret Elaine, owner and namesake of the Sweet Shop. And indeed, it isn’t your average shop. Elaine uses family recipes that have been passed down since the 1940s and incorporates a wide array of products including sweets with low-fat milk, soymilk, Kosher and organic ingredients. The Sweet Shop’s coffees and cakes that Elaine describes as “temptdelicious” coupled with live musical performances, book readings and art displays add a nice saccharine flavor to Downtown Greensboro. For more information, call 336.790.0242 or visit

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