YORK, PA – Anselmo Arrieta, his wife Guadalupe and their son Ariel recently realized a longtime dream when they opened Aurora’s Bakery in Downtown York.
At 3 p.m. Friday, they’ll celebrate with Downtown Inc as they cut the ribbon on their new restaurant at 133 N. Duke St., part of the Yorktown Mall shopping center. The media and public are invited.
While Aurora’s serves up a grand assortment of homemade pastries, it also offers breakfast and lunch seven days a week.
The menu is a mashup of Latino and American cuisine. Guests can chow down on everything from eggs and home fries to huevos rancheros for breakfast, to burgers and burritos for lunch and much more. For dessert lovers, there are decadent cannolis, cupcakes, eclairs and more to enjoy.
Named after Anselmo’s mother, Aurora’s Bakery is the culmination of years spent in the culinary industry for the Arrieta family. As natives of Mexico and lovers of food and Latino culture, the Arrietas also hope the restaurant gives Yorkers a chance to connect over food.
“We enthusiastically invite others to share their cultures with us and to learn about the Latino culture here in York,” Anselmo Arrieta said. “We are proud to live in the City of York and within walking distance of the bakery. We hope to see all of our neighbors at the restaurant soon.”
The Arrieta family came to York from Brooklyn in 2002. Since then, they have accumulated broad culinary experience in restaurant communities in York and northern Maryland.
In addition to their culinary ventures, the family loves volunteering. They have been involved with community events, activities and organizations such as Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Red Cross, the Cinco De Mayo Festival at Kiwanis Lake, Squash Hunger, the former Healthy World Café and the Boy Scouts of America Troop 19.
Ariel Arrieta, a senior at William Penn Senior High School, was named an Eagle Scout in 2018.
The family resides in Downtown York with their dog Scruffy.
“We invite everyone to join us this Friday to celebrate a brand new business, and more importantly to support a family that has given much to this city,” said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc. “We’re thrilled to see the Arrietas take their dream and run with it together, all while bringing new energy to our downtown.”
Downtown Inc is THE organization working to drive, enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Visit www.DowntownYorkPa.com for more information.
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