If you live on the East Side and have wanted a tasty treat from Holtman's Donuts but didn't want to trek a few miles to get one, there is some good news: Holtman's Donut Shop in Oakley is open for takeout.
Co-owner Katie Plazarin said opening the shop has been in the works for awhile, but things got dicey when COVID-19 struck, forcing their other locations to close shop temporarily.
"It was really scary for a few weeks," Plazarin said. "You're sitting there going, 'What if things don't work out? We've got a brand new shop that isn't open, we've got staff that rely on us ... '"
However, those fears seem silly in retrospect as there are over 400 pickup orders for the new location today.
"I'm so glad we got to this point," Plazarin said. "The outpouring from the community has been amazing. I can't thank people enough for helping us get back into it."
In addition to the new shop in Oakley, the Holtman's shop in West Chester has also reopened for pickup orders only. Both locations are open Wednesday through Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., for carryout. You can place your order online here.