Downtown Doughnuts to offer Bill’s Bakery pastries

Published 12:34 am Thursday, August 31, 2017

SALISBURY —  The city’s newest doughnut shop, Downtown Doughnuts, now sells pastries inspired by Bill’s Bakery recipes, in addition to its own variety of doughnuts and bagels.

Bill’s Bakery was open from 1949 to 2002. Former Mayor Susan Kluttz gave the bakery’s owner, Bill Jacobs, a city certificate for his 53 years of service to the community.

Jacobs passed away in 2011 at the age of 86.

Amber Fowler, co-owner of the new doughnut shop, said she got Jacobs’ recipes from her mother, Debbie Springer, who helped Jacobs close Bill’s Bakery in 2002.

Fowler said that in return for her help, Jacobs gave Springer a few of his recipes.

Fowler said Downtown Doughnuts will sell cream horns and apple fritters inspired by those recipes.

“We decided to add other pastries, especially the original recipes from Bill’s (Bakery), to bring back a little heart of Salisbury,” Fowler said.

Fowler said the shop also has added homemade cream cheese and cheese straws to the menu.

Downtown Doughnuts is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Contact reporter Jessica Coates at 704-797-4222.