As Turnbridge Point, in Denton, celebrates its fourth anniversary, owners Rob Griffith and Chef Steve Konopelski have announced the opening of Turnbridge Talbot, a bakeshop and café expansion in Easton. Turnbridge Talbot will be located on Goldsborough Street near the corner of U.S. Route 50 and across from The Country School. The opening is scheduled for late summer.
Turnbridge Talbot will offer daily selections of fresh-baked pastries, breads, and cakes, grab-and-go lunch items, and a selection of coffee and beverages. It will also function as the design studio and production facility for Konopelski’s couture wedding and special occasion cakes. The café will include eat-in seating for guests with sneak peak views of the cake decorating room.
“Since starting our business, we’ve witnessed a true desire for quality baked goods,” said Konopelski. “We are very excited about expanding the Turnbridge brand, and bringing more of our from-scratch pastries to a greater portion of the Eastern Shore.”
Konopelski and Griffith have gained a strong regional following through their flagship bakery, bed and breakfast, and catering facility, Turnbridge Point. Prior to opening Turnbridge Point, Konopelski studied pastry arts at the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center), and worked at notable New York restaurants and hotels, and as the assistant to a James Beard Award winning pastry chef.
Konopelski received national recognition as a runner-up on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship in 2015, as a contestant on Food Network’s Baking Championship – Runner-up Redemption in 2017, and as the winner of Food Network’s Haunted Gingerbread Showdown last fall. Konopelski is also a familiar face on WBOC’s DelmarvaLife.
“This expansion is coming at the perfect time to meet the escalating baking demands that our current kitchen is experiencing, and we couldn’t ask for a better business group to share the space with” said Griffith.
Turnbridge Talbot will share the building with the Bountiful Interiors family of brands, including Bountiful Home, Bountiful Flooring, and Jamie Merida Interiors, which are relocating from the Talbot Towne Shopping Center. In addition to the bakeshop and café, the new building will include a furniture and home accents showroom, a flooring showroom, and an interior design studio space. Jamie Merida, owner of Bountiful, has been featured in leading design publications, and serves clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Turnbridge Point will continue normal operations in Denton throughout the expansion process and after the opening of Turnbridge Talbot in Easton.