Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes Expanding to the East Coast
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - A business that started right here in the Grand Valley is getting some attention from across the country.
Decadence Gourmet Cheesecakes has recently expanded to the east coast and is receiving a great response from the area.
Lee Mathis has been churning out his Decadence cheesecakes from inside the Grand Junction Business Incubator's kitchen for years.
"It's time to take the reigns off this horse, it's starting to run," said Mathis.
With a steady following in Virginia, Mathis decided it was time to expand.
"We have not been turned down by any event we've applied to, whether it be wine festivals, jubilees or farmers markets. I have not been turned down by any person I've met face to face with samples in my hand," said Mathis.
That's great news for the Business Incubator who is happy to hear Mathis is contributing to a positive trend.
"Five to 10 businesses a year [from the Incubator] actually will find markets outside of the valley, we encourage that to bring the dollars in," said Jon Maraschin, the executive director of the Business Incubator.
Mathis said he plans to do just that in Richmond, Virginia by saving money first.
"We can ship to over 29 million people via FedEx Ground out there for $12, shipping to the east coast out here averages $25-$30 a pop," said Mathis.
He hopes the expansion in Virginia will help bring in enough revenue to help Decadence secure a larger more permanent facility in the Grand Valley.
If you're interested in trying Decadence's cheesecakes you can visit their website at http://www.decadencecheesecakes.com/
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