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Pop-Up Gives Small Businesses Taste of Owning Their Own Shop

Release Date: 2020-01-02

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Emerald Austin is known to those around her as the cookie lady. 

After all, she can be found for hours on end baking cookies in her kitchen, many days beginning at 5:30 in the morning. At this point, she even dreams of cookies.

“I really do," she said with a laugh. "The cookie called 'Oatmeal Marry Me,' I dreamed about that for two or three months."

While bad for her sleep patterns, Austin's love for baking cookies is what inspired her to create her own small business, Royal Gourmet Cookies

The baker launched the company in March. While she's always wanted her own brick and mortar cookie shop, there have been a lot of what-if's involved. 

Watch the video here: The Corner Pop-Up.

Story by: Spectrum News 1