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Common Grounds, a new café opened in Dundalk in June

Emma Pink behind counter at Common Grounds Dundalk.

BY SOUTHGREY.CA STAFF — "We thought it would be a good opportunity", said Emma Pink, owner of Common Grounds which opened in Dundalk on June 14th. Pink was born and raised in Orangeville, lives there currently, but plans to move to Dundalk.

inside Common Grounds with bakery display case

The interior of Common Grounds with some of the offerings in the display case.


Pink has worked at small cafés, managed an art studio at one point in her career. "I want to blend my passion for art and creative talent into a café," she explained. She would like to eventually run art workshops, high teas and other creative events.

Future plans include bulk orders of bagels and donuts and in winter possibly a delivery service. Later they will do sandwiches and paninis after Pink hires staff. Hardwood floor will be installed.

"We've been busy," says Pink. "We started slow to see what people wanted, baked goods for right now."

Items that are not made in house like butter tarts are sourced locally as much as possible.

exterior of common grounds.

The inviting exterior of Common Grounds in downtown Dundalk, across from the pharmacy."


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