Grant leads to new cookie shop for Columbia residents – Low Calorie Diets Tips

When North Carolina native Scott Pass moved to Missouri 10 years ago, he recalls there weren’t many opportunities to get a handcrafted cookie.

After living here for two years, he decided to try himself.

“There was some trial and error. My first ones were terrible. They looked terrible anyway,” Pass told the Tribune this week.

Fast forward a few years, and thanks to a grant from The Loop’s Como Cooks community kitchen, Pass now has his own biscuit shop called The Biscuit Center.

In fact, Pass was the first grant recipient under the program.

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Pass hosted a pop-up event at Loop’s Community Pop-Up Park on Saturday. He’ll be back in the park when The Loop hosts its Spring Maker Market at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The pop-up event was a learning experience for Pass, who said he has room for improvement. It was his first promotional event, held on National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Visitors received a free classic cookie, and other flavors were available.

“I think people were generally excited. We didn’t expect such a large turnout,” said Pass. “I’m happy with it. I hope I didn’t disappoint anyone.”

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