Gluckstadt Donut Shop will rotate their list

Written by John Lee

Dale Stone of Gluckstadt said he wanted his donut shop to be unique and sell more than just a regular donut.

Stone, owner of Epic Donuts and Stone Ground Coffee House, which are due to open in the new Gluckstadt Park in mid-March, wants his list to be based on suggestions from the community.

“This project is worth about half a million dollars so far,” Stone said. “We’ll have regular cupcakes like glazed cupcakes and freshly baked maple donuts every day, but we’ll also have handmade cupcakes. We want to take general suggestions into account and we’ve got cakes like Cinnamon Toast, Oreo, Fruit Lubes, and other crazy flavors. We can’t put all of those The menu is once, but we try to cater to everyone. That’s why we plan to have a rotating menu so we can keep it fresh and unique.”

He chose Stone Gluckstadt to open the Epic Donuts and Stone Ground Coffee House because he said it was a growing community and a desirable place.

“Gluckstadt doesn’t have a lot of business yet, and we can add to it to bring more business into the community in this way,” Stone said.

Epic Donuts and Stone Ground Coffee (both share the same building) are part of Phase 1 of Gluckstadt Park. Companies that eventually joined the Phase 1 lineup are Filo Mediterranean, Pot and Paddle Jambalaya Kitchen, Sugar Daze Dessert Shop and Sophie’s Ice Cream Parlor. Stone’s son-in-law, Anthony Morrison, owns Gluckstadt Park and oversees the establishment of the companies.

Stone said Epic Donuts’ opening hours will be a little different. He said most donut shops he visited close at around 10 a.m., but he plans to keep Epic Donuts open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.

“I want this place to be different and not just a regular cake shop,” Stone said. “From the outside of the store, Epic Donuts and Stone Ground Coffee House look like two different businesses. However, when you walk inside, they’re the same building. You’ll go in, come to the counter and see the donuts. Then you can order your coffee at the same time.”

Stone moved from Seattle, Washington, to Glückstadt with his family in October 2021, and he said it was quite a culture shock. However, it was the cultural change that inspired him.

“This is our way of showing that we can own ourselves and showing everyone in the community that anyone can start a business and be successful,” Stone said. “We want this business to be an experience. It is a location and a destination, regardless of whether customers go to the store or drive by. We also strive to make Epic Donuts a fun place for employees to work.”

To suggest donut flavors and provide opinions on donuts and coffee, visit the Epic Donuts and Stone Ground Coffee House pages on Facebook and Instagram. The store will offer free Wi-Fi, a meeting room and a capacity of about 30 people. You can find the store in Gluckstadt Park, located on Dees Drive at the southwest corner of I-55 and Gluckstadt Road.

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