Turner started with a custom-cake operation out of her home kitchen, but by 2019 she moved to a much roomier facility in a south Minneapolis church.

The connections she made there led to a catering job for a housing shelter. That 14-month gig, which ended a few weeks ago, kept her busy during the pandemic and allowed her to earn enough capital to jump-start her dream: a retail sweets shop that she’s dubbed Dessertopia (20 W. 66th St., Richfield,

Leasing a storefront in the venerable Hub shopping center seemed preordained. Last year, Turner was running errands at the 67-year-old Richfield landmark when she spied a sign in a window that said, “This space is yours.”--Star Tribune, June 17, 2021

Dessertopia is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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