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New Bakeshop Specializing in Homemade Cookies Opening in Kew Gardens

 Amanda Mohammed in front of her new shop Pink Lily in Kew Gardens
Amanda Mohammed in front of her new shop Pink Lily in Kew Gardens
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QUEENS — A new bakeshop specializing in cakes and cookies, whose owner also promises to win new customers with a "homestyle feeling," is slated to open in Kew Gardens soon, the owner said.

Pink Lily, at 81-50 Lefferts Blvd., near Cuthbert Road, will offer various types of cookies, said Amanda Mohammed, 30, who is opening up the bakeshop with her mother.

The bakery will also offer layer cakes, milk bread, rolls and several breakfast items, including croissants and muffins.

Mohammed, who lives in the neighborhood, said they decided to open the shop in a long-vacant storefront near the Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road station, a bus stop and movie theater, because “it’s a nice place and it has a lot of potential to us.”

After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in Chelsea in 2007, Mohammed worked for several small bakeries around the city.

But she said her dream was to one day open her own business to serve the local community.

“I just like that homestyle feeling where you know your customers' names," Muhammed said.

“You are going to see me baking, you are going see me making the dough and you are going see me taking the cookies out of the oven."

In the future, she said, she also wants to offer banana bread and pies with various seasonal fruits.

The shop, which features several tables, will also serve coffee.

Mohammed said she is hoping to open the shop on Saturday.