After almost two decades, Blackhoney Desserts and Coffee House in downtown Peterborough is now under new ownership.
Lisa Dixon has sold her Hunter Street West business — which includes a cafe, bakery, and catering business — to Peterborough resident Jennifer Miles.
The announcement was made on Blackhoney’s Facebook page on Monday (December 18). The business had been listed with Electric City Real Estate at an asking price of $290,000.
“Jennifer is also a local who shares Lisa’s passion for food creation and service,” the Facebook post reads.
According to the post, the coffee house and bakery will continue to be open with regular hours. Existing Blackhoney staff are staying on under the new owner. In 2020, Blackhoney employed around 30 people in all three aspects of the business.
Dixon opened Blackhoney in 2005, the year after she moved to Peterborough with her husband and three children, and expanded and started a catering business four years later.
Credited with helping to transform part of downtown Peterborough into what is now known as the Hunter Street café district, Dixon was inducted into the Junior Achievement Northern and Eastern Ontario Business Hall of Fame in 2020.
Dixon’s last day at Blackhoney will be Friday (December 22).
According to the Facebook post, her future plans include launching new projects in food literacy and the tourism industry. Dixon will also continue to be a board member of local organizations as continue with teaching culinary arts, including at Fleming College.