Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doughnut Shop Expands to Larger Spot in the Strip

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Doughnut Shop Expands to Larger Spot in the Strip

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Peace, Love & Little Donuts has moved to a larger corner spot, from 2018 Smallman St. to the space that used to house Thin Man Sandwich Shop at 50 21st St.

The move last week by owners Ron Razete and his wife, Marci, allows for more space for the kitchen and seating in a two-level shop, as well as bigger windows and a more prominent location in the Strip District.

It also brings an expanded menu to include new varieties such as blueberry pancake, French toast, lemon bar, banana split, strawberry and more. It's also open later, until 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and until 4 p.m. Sunday.

The expansion comes a year after Mr. Razete's financial dealings generated negative publicity. He was sentenced to five years probation by a federal court for hiding his doughnut business from bankruptcy court and cheating on his income taxes.

The tax charge pointed back to 2010, when he said he earned $16,000 while bringing in about $194,000. He also admitted that he hid income from the doughnut company in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing in 2011. …

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