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Wichita’s second Juarez Bakery should open Thursday on South Seneca

Juarez Bakery II should open on Thursday at 2209 S. Seneca.
Juarez Bakery II should open on Thursday at 2209 S. Seneca.

If all goes as planned, Juarez Bakery II should open on Thursday at 2209 S. Seneca, said co-owner Susy Ellis.

The bakery, co-owned by Ellis and Manuel Fernandez, who own the original Juarez Bakery at 1064 N. Waco, will specialize in pan dulce, which are sweet and bready Mexican pastries. They also serve cookies and churros. The sweets are all beautifully displayed on shelves, and people pick out what they want with tongs, fill up a cafeteria-style tray, and pay at the counter.

The shop’s sign out front initially had advertised an Aug. 13 grand opening, but the owners decided to push it back to a time when both would be in town.

Juarez II will have the same treats as the original plus some South American and Central American-style pastries. The new shop also will sell some additional styles of cake and will have a small market, just like the original.

People have been eager for the opening, Ellis said.

“Oh my gosh,” she said. “Everybody calls all the time asking, ‘When are you going to open? When are you going to open?’ ”

Ellis previously owned Monica’s Bundt Cake at 1328 E. Douglas but sold it so she could concentrate on Juarez II. The new owners took over about a month ago, she said.

Juarez II will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For more information, call 316-927-3911.

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