Sourced from Dubois County Free Press
A Daviess County Kentucky couple with a baking proclivity decided Huntingburg was a great place to open a new bakery.
Richard and Melody Main opened the new bakery last week. Located at 501 N. Washington Street, the couple explained they were enamored with Huntingburg after passing through on the way north last spring.
Richard received professional training as a baker while in high school as part of a special program in Kentucky. He had operated his own bakery in the past and recently, at Melody’s urging, the 55-year-old couple decided to open a new bakery.
“We had been searching for a place to put the bakery,” Melody explained. “We looked in Madison (Indiana) and all over different areas here.”
In May, while searching they passed through Huntingburg and learned about the building. Huntingburg seemed like a great place to open their new business, and in June, the couple took over the lease on the building.
They began renovating and moving the carefully collected equipment into the new business but in August, they suffered a bit of a setback. While driving back to Owensboro one evening, another driver pulled in front of them.
Melody said she doesn’t remember much about the crash. She woke in the hospital where she stayed for three days.
But it was back to work as soon as she was released from the hospital. “We have been collecting the equipment for a bakery for quite awhile,” she explained.
They were ready to open.
Now open, the couple is ready to serve up great homemade doughnuts, cakes and pies at the new location.
It might be hard to catch the couple at the new store at the same time. Richard comes in at about 10 in the evening to bake and prepare through the night. He and Melody’s time together overlaps a bit in the morning when they open at 5 a.m. But he soon heads home to rest up for the next night shift.
According to Melody, it’s great to be doing what they love. “It’s in his heart. He really loves baking,” she explained. “He calls the little bundles of dough his babies as he making the doughnuts.”
After a soft opening Tuesday, Sept. 6, word spread fast, and on Friday, the shop’s selection of doughnuts had been narrowed down significantly by noon.
“The community has been very supportive since we started,” Melody explained.
They plan on moving up here in the near future now that the business is up and running.
Main’s Bakery is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 5 a.m. to noon on Sunday. They can be reached by phone at 270-695-7940. A Facebook page and website are being completed but have not launched yet.
Besides all sorts of made-from-scratch doughnuts, the couple offers pies (whole and by the slice), specialty cakes and homemade bread. They have a selection of mylar balloons for birthdays and other special occasions.