Chris and Cathy Misener will take Deda’s Bakery with them when they move to Washington State the first week of December. The couple bought Say Cheese Cheesecakes in 2006, added other baked goods, and changed the name to Deda’s. Last summer they bought the former Fuji restaurant in Braun Court, where they planned to open a bakery and cafe. Then plans changed—they decided instead to move to Vancouver, Washington, where they will be living in Chris’s late father’s house while they settle his estate; they’ll operate Deda’s Bakery across the river in Portland, Oregon. Chris says he hoped to sell the Say Cheese name and recipes in Ann Arbor but found no takers; he plans to start selling cheesecakes by mail order in a few months. The Braun Court building is up for sale.
[Originally published in December, 2008.]