The Sweet Story of Sugar
Sugar Bakeshop has been a proud part of the historic Cannonborough Elliotborough neighborhood in Charleston since 2007.
In July of 2019, Baker Kathryn Christensen Palmisano, who has worked her magic at Sugar for four years, took over the shop, along with some assistance from some unnamed partners who "know and love our Cannonborough-Elliotborough neighborhood, and who feel strongly that Sugar should remain a presence here."
Palmisano attended the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont and has worked at (now shuttered) Two Boroughs Larder here in Charleston, and at Coppa and Toro in Boston.
Bouffard and Bowick (previous owners) said that Palmisano is a "guiding presence at Sugar" and "maintains a stellar level of professionalism sprinkled liberally with her sunny disposition."
The two architects-turned-bakers, Bouffard and Bowick, promise that the shop, which they opened in the fall of 2007, will remain the "small batch, from scratch neighborhood bakery you know and love." The rest of the Sugar team will remain, with Palmisano at the helm. They'll whip up Sugar favorites (hello, lemon curd cupcakes) while playing with new recipes and flavor options.