Jones Bros. Cupcakes plans to open a second location in September, catering to far west Omaha customers.
The location near the northeast corner of 180th Street and West Center Road is the former home of Sheridan's Frozen Custard, but will have a new look when it opens. With AOI Construction and Slaggie Architects, Jones Bros. is remodeling the interior with a modern look, and expanding by adding about 1,500 square feet to the west side. The spot will also include a patio and a drive-through window.
"You can come in the morning and get yourself a latte and a dozen cupcakes to bring to work, and stay right in your car," owner Bill Jones said. "We're really excited to serve a whole new audience in west Omaha."
Jones Bros., run by Bill Jones, his parents and two brothers, opened in May 2010 in Aksarben Village. Jones said they hoped to open this second location sooner but ran into delays acquiring the real estate. The business now employs about 27 people, and will hire about 20 more for the new store.
The menu will be the same, including cupcakes and other baked goods, and salads, sandwiches, soups and entrees.
One new menu item at both shops is house-made ice cream using organic milk from Branched Oak Farm, a dairy north of Lincoln.
Jones Bros. plans a free "ice cream social" tasting event from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3 at its Aksarben Village location.