Regional doughnut and kolache hub Shipley Do-Nuts opened a location (2561 Metairie Road, Suite 4, Metairie; www.facebook.com/shipleyoldmetairie) in Old Metairie April 10.
The first New Orleans location of the Houston-based franchise (www.shipleydonuts.com) is part of a new mixed-use development next to The Galley Seafood. WDSU-TV anchor Scott Walker, his wife Jennifer, Jimmy Licciardi, Desi Vega of Mr. John's Steakhouse and Desi Vega's Steakhouse are co-owners of the new franchise. Lisa Labit, who was the longtime general manager at Byblos on Metairie Road (and later opened Mediterranean restaurant Hummus & More) is the general manager.
The regional franchise has been around since the late 1930s and includes more than 190 locations across the country.
The shop has 60 varieties of yeast, cake and filled donuts and assorted pastries, including cinnamon rolls, bear claws and apple fritters. The selection of savory kolaches includes versions with sausage, cheese and jalapeno, boudin and ham and cheese fillings.
The store is open 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.