After about eight years in business, the Blue Aces Bake Shoppe in Salinas is closing its doors. The last day of opening of the bakery is Saturday, June 18.
If you’re in the mood for one last treat before saying goodbye, never fear, the bakery will be hosting a closing party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, with macaroons, mini cupcakes, sugar cookies and more, all in sale.
After that, the bakery space will pass to new owners.
For founder Adriana Jimenez, who launched Blue Aces in 2015, now is the time to focus on new things. “Since Covid, my other business Moonflower + Sol has really come to the fore,” Jimenez shared with the Weekly via email. “Holistic wellness and self-care practices grew during the pandemic as our community desired more mindfulness and somatic practices, bringing them out of their heads and into their bodies, and in alignment with the here.”
This is the work that Jimenez has done via Moon Flower + Ground– using chocolate as a herbal medicine in her guided cocoa circles, as well as other modalities like sound healing, spiritual life coaching and more. Recently, Yoga Salinas offered her a space to host these gatherings and classes.
“It’s been one hell of an adventure and I can’t wait to experience all the scenic drives along this route!” Jimenez wrote.