LAYTON -- A strong Facebook fan base of Layton residents is partially responsible for bringing the Top of Utah its first Sweet Tooth Fairy store.
The store, which serves up a variety of cake desserts, is to locate at 2065 N. Harris Blvd., in the same development as Cafe Rio and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, said Mike Buckner, director of operations for Sweet Tooth Fairy.
The decision to locate here was partially based on a Facebook fan base consisting of Layton residents who continued to ask the local chain to bring a store to their city, Buckner said.
"We're very excited," he said.
A lease between Sweet Tooth Fairy and the owner of the Harris Pointe development has been signed, but an opening date for the store to employ between 10 to 12 workers has not been determined, Buckner said.
Although store owners would like to tap into the Christmas rush by opening in December, Buckner said, the reality is that the store will likely open at the first of the year, sometime in January.
"Layton will be the company's sixth store," he said.
Sweet Tooth Fairy, which was established in Provo by Megan Brown, offers cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
"It is all desserts and sweets," Buckner said.
The company's signature items include chocolate-covered cake bites and cup shakes, which are milk shakes with a cupcake thrown into the mix, Buckner said.
"I'm truly excited for the continuance of businesses establishing themselves in Layton and giving such a variety of taste opportunities for the residents here," Mayor Steve Curtis said.
"And there is even more on the burner," he said of other businesses currently considering locating or expanding into the Layton market.
"Success breeds success," Curtis said. "Layton city is viable and sound and that acts as a lure when these companies are wanting to hang their shingle in a certain area."
Curtis said there is plenty of parking in that area for the businesses in that development.
The new dessert cake shop will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The store will be closed on Sundays.
The Layton store, upon its completion, will be the farthest north location for the chain, Buckner said.
The Layton store partners Brown with Megan Harding and Patricia Thaxton.