Jae Lee, a 35-year-old Cabin John resident, says he plans to open his Jae Brown Bakery in about a month.
Lee says bakery will offer cakes, pastries, bread and frozen yogurt. He said he decided to pursue the idea because of a lack of similar options in the Bethesda area and a lack of bakeries at all in Cabin John.
Korean baked goods are typically not as sweet as you’d find in conventional bakeries. Lee said the texture in Korean baking is more dense.
His shop will take over the former space of Landell’s Barbershop at 7607 MacArthur Blvd., in a small strip of shops between Seven Locks Road and Cabin John Parkway.
Work continues inside the shop, where some machinery has been delivered.
Fresh Baguette, a French bakery at 4919 Bethesda Ave., is set to open before the end of the year.