BLAIR, Neb. (KMTV) — If you have some time off for the holidays, 3 Information Now Anchor Serese Cole has a sweet location for you to try out. And it really is not hard to obtain. Ironically, the donut store is correct across the street from the local police section.
Jim and Connie’s Blair Bakery is about 30 minutes from Omaha, but happy shoppers say — it is worthy of the push.
If you are wanting for one thing very good to try to eat in the town of Blair — Jim and Connie’s Blair is the position to be.
“It can be the busiest put in city,” stated frequent bakery client Bob Petersen.
Jim and Connie’s is an outdated-fashioned bakeshop exactly where anything is continue to produced from scratch, and you shell out just 45 cents for a glazed donut.
For customers, Connie’s baked goods are value the hold out.
“Oh God on the weekend they line up on each sides of the avenue. It really is just lined up like crazy, wanting our donuts. Just isn’t that neat,” Connie smiled.
Connie has been producing sweet treats for the very last 32 many years.
“I commonly get there about one particular in the morning,” Connie claimed.
“Gotta make the donuts,” her son John added. “I employed to make fun of that (Winchell’s) guy. Now I am that dude,” he laughed.
She and her sons, John and Timmy, do and make just about anything.
“There is certainly cookies, there is certainly turnovers, we do puff pastries and very long johns,” Connie outlined.
But it is really the donuts and their massive apple fritters that are the chat of the city.
“One guy arrived up from Grand Island and it was early in the morning. It was his wife’s birthday. And all she wanted was glazed donuts from the bakery. He drove all the way up listed here to get them and turned around and went right again dwelling,” she chuckled.
Connie says they are that superior.
Reporter: When men and women take a bite of this (apple fritter) what comes about?
Connie: Oh My God — It is really heaven! They are so fantastic!
But individuals in Blair say you will find something even far better than Connie’s donuts.
“It’s just a superior spot to occur: friends, good hospitality,” Petersen shared.
Bob Petersen visits the bakery every single day even even though he is not intended to eat the sweet rolls.
“His health care provider walked in a single day and he said he’s not feeding on nothing,” Connie chuckled.
Not only does his health care provider go to the bakery frequently, so does his dietician.
“Everybody in city is listed here,” Petersen smiled.
“I do not know what they’d do if the bakery wasn’t right here,” Connie admitted.
They really don’t have to fret about that. At 72 decades younger she states she’ll keep making the donuts.
Reporter: Connie how extended do you think you happen to be heading to maintain this likely?
Connie: I do not know. I was pondering 85 or 90. Why not?
“Everyone states ‘what are you going to do? You ought to retire.’ Why ought to I? If you really feel great and like what you’re executing what the heck? I am heading to sit at property and do nothing — you should,” Connie said with authority.
In the meantime, customers keep coming again for extra.
“They say, ‘Well we listened to about these donuts.’ I say, ‘Have you been here before?’ (They say) ‘no.’ Then I say, ‘You’ll be back again,’ and they do,” Petersen laughed.
You can’t defeat the costs at Jim and Connie’s Blair Bakery. A dozen glazed donuts charge $7.00.
If you’re placing Jim and Connie’s on your listing of destinations to test, this is some suggestions: Get there early and carry cash. These glazed donuts provide out quick and Connie only accepts dollars or checks. The bakery is open up at 5 a.m. Monday by means of Saturday. It really is on 132nd South 17th Road in Blair. For extra details go to Blairbakery.organization.web site.
JIM AND CONNIE’S BLAIR BAKERY, 132 SOUTH 17TH Street, BLAIR, NE
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