Bridgeport’s La Signature Cheesecake to move to larger space
BRIDGEPORT — When Sandra Williams opened her eatery less than a year ago, she was confident customers would take a liking to her unique cheesecake recipes.
Williams opened La Signature Cheesecake in February, bringing her love for authentic Jamaican cuisine to a small corner storefront within the Arcade Mall.
After nine months running the shop with her daughter, Kaydene, the Bronx, N.Y., resident is preparing to take her operation to the next level by moving to a larger brick-and-mortar location at 961 Main St., in the City Trust building.
“We are so blessed,” Williams said. “From the moment we moved in, it just kicked off, so it’s a good thing.”
In a relatively short time La Signature, whose offerings go far beyond cheesecake, has become a popular spot for people to grab lunch as Williams continues to offer authentic Jamaican dishes like curried chicken, barbecued chicken or curried goat.
The shop has become best known for the variety of cheesecake recipes Williams has come up with over the last several years. With a mix of ideas, she has created recipes that incorporate a variety of flavors, like her toasted coconut, mango and rum raisin selections.
As her shop’s popularity continues to grow, relocating to a larger space became a necessity, Williams said, adding that customers regularly flock to La Signature during lunch hour, which has become hectic on many days.
“We actually need space to employ more people to help serve,” Williams said, adding that she plans to serve a larger variety of items on her lunch and dessert menus in the new location.
Along with a larger seating area and staff, La Signature is expected to feature two cold storage cases that are larger than the one Williams has in her Arcade location, which she said she is looking to fill with some new cheesecake recipes she has been working on.
Word of the move has already begun spreading among customers, Williams added. “I am excited and everybody is looking forward to it,” she said.
According to Kaydene Williams, she and her mother have had no trouble getting the word out about the eatery as new and returning customers have taken to social media with posts and pictures of the food.
“A lot of the people come here, and they will have the Jamaican food and post it on their Facebook and other people will see it and ask ‘where’s this place,’” Kaydene Williams said.
Relocating to a storefront along Main Street, instead of inside the Arcade, will offer even more exposure with pedestrians.
“We’re going to get a lot more foot traffic,” Kaydene Williams added. “Being at the front will really draw them in.”
An official opening date for their new location has not been set, but Williams has already begun the moving process.