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17 Berkshire owner Nuha Abuduhair opened her shop full of pastel-colored desserts in Overton Square a few months ago. It has since become a go-to spot for authentic French macarons, as well as the other beautifully decorated cakes and chocolates that helped make Abuduhair famous on social media. This is a personal project for the hobbyist-turned-pro baker: The shop’s name is also the address of her childhood home.

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Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square

Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square

Baking is both a family tradition and a form of stress relief for Nuha Abuduhair, proprietor of 17 Berkshire, Overton Square’s newest retail shop.

 “My mom always baked at home and had tons of cookbooks, and I’d look through them and stand next to her while she baked,” said Abuduhair, whose bakery will open this spring at 2094 Trimble Place, which formerly housed The Square Olive. “So, it was always fun for me. My mom was very creative. I joke that she was Pinterest before Pinterest existed … she was always crafty.”

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17 Berkshire Opening in Overton Square

17 Berkshire Opening in Overton Square

Local owner Nuha Abuduhair has operated 17 Berkshire since 2015, specializing in creating elegant cakes, macarons, pastries, and chocolates. 17 Berkshire's new home in Overton Square will feature Nuha's handmade pastries served with specialty artisanal teas and coffees alongside a curated selection of boutique items. 17 Berkshire also offers beautiful custom celebration cakes and pastries available by special order.

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Local Pastry Shop 17 Berkshire Coming to Overton Square This Spring

Local Pastry Shop 17 Berkshire Coming to Overton Square This Spring

17 Berkshire is a local patisserie offering European desserts such as cakes, macarons, pastries, and chocolates. Originally passion explored as a means of escape from stress, baking has become a way of life for owner and local Memphian Nuha Abuduhair, who has operated the store – which is named after her childhood home – since 2015.

“I grew up in the heart of Memphis and my childhood home is a huge part of who I am today.” – Nuha Abuduhair

17 Berkshire is currently under construction and is expected to open this spring at 2094 Trimble Place in Overton Square. With so many delicious treats, it will be impossible to stay away. In the mean time, you can place orders online at their website.

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