After 5 years at her midtown location (and 4 years prior doing wholesale and direct to consumer) she moved into her new location in the Heights January of this year. In March, during the start of the pandemic, she opened up her new and bigger location without being able to do anything but curbside and pickup. She managed.
Mid July, the City of Houston planning department informed her the permits she had for the grease trap, plumbing, and restrooms that were approved *by the city* prior to her opening were not valid and issued corrections totaling over $25,000 and dubbed her a "bootleg bakery".
This included replacing all plumbing lines inside of the building to update them to current code, remodeling the bathrooms to have one male and one female with a sink and toilet in each, replacing the water heater to a larger unit, installing a vent that was already in the works, and moving the grease trap from inside the building to outside.
This week marks the 5th week she has been shut down and unable to open, bake, sell, or do what she loves. The direct action of the city has also displaced 3 employees of Fluff Bake Bar to be out of a job and unable to support themselves financially. Rebecca has put her blood, sweat, and tears into building this place and as a community we can not let her fail because of the mistakes the city made.
She's not one to ask for help, but she's reached out and gave me permission to start this page on her behalf to share with friends and family. She needs our help right now and anything you're willing to donate would help her and her employees tremendously.
She's grateful for all the support she's gotten thus far and hopes with your help to put this nightmare behind her as soon as possible!