The Belmar Business Partnership (BBP) at the Jersey Shore celebrated the grand opening of Main Street Donuts on Saturday, February 10, 2018, with a ribbon-cutting event at the new specialty bakery. In addition to members of the BBP’s Executive Board and Board of Trustees, attendees included Matthew Doherty, Mayor of Belmar, and friends and family of the business owners.
The proprietors, Paula Giunta and Joe Rizzuto, who are in-laws, were inspired to start their business after visiting a made-to-order doughnut shop during a family vacation in coastal North Carolina three years ago.
“The concept was something we thought we could do better, as these shops prepared basic doughnuts. We wanted to take it to the next level and create memorable sweet treats,” said Giunta, who has a background in catering and event planning. “We wanted to do this in a town that had the Main Street feel and appeal, and Belmar has all of that. We waited months for a space to become available, and when it did, we grabbed it.”
Main Street Donuts also serves signature, locally roasted coffees in addition to doughnuts made with more than 30 glazes, icings, cream and jelly fillings, and a wide array of toppings. In the coming months, Giunta and Rizzuto plan to introduce seasonal creations, such as a St. Patrick’s Day doughnut infused with Parade Day Irish-style Coffee Stout from Beach Haus Brewery in Belmar.
“Belmar is amazing! Everyone has been so welcoming and supportive. We couldn’t have picked a better place for our business,” said Rizzuto, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America. “Paula and I are very passionate about what we do. We believe if we prepare a great product, our customers will come back for more and more. We love being part of the Belmar community and plan on being here for a long time.”
“Main Street Donuts is a great addition to the Central Business District in Belmar. The BBP wishes Paula and Joe the best of luck with their new endeavor,” says Sal Marchese, President of the Belmar Business Partnership and owner of Salon Marsal in Belmar.
Main Street Donuts is located at 705 Main Street in Belmar, New Jersey. For more information, please visit www.mainstdonuts.com or call 732-681-2100. Find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MainStDonuts.