The Pryor Times


August 15, 2011

The Bakery opens in Locust Grove

PRYOR — Sun is always shinning at The Bakery, Locust Grove’s new business that offers tanning 24-hours a day. Anita King and her daughters, Kelli King and Weslie Blackwell, opened The Bakery on Highway 82 just north of the  Highway 412 intersection.

“We wanted a little family business where we could all disagree,” Anita said with a laugh.

The Bakery opened July 18 after only a month of preparation.

“We took over the building June 16 and opened July 18,” Anita said. “We couldn’t have done it without our friends’ help.”

Another key partner in business is Anita’s husband, Doug.

“Doug is kind of our banker,” Anita said. His daughters also say he’s been helpful in picking out products and helping with the decision making.

The Bakery offers four new tanning beds. Three are high intensity, level three beds that have a 15- minute exposure. All three have built-in facial bronzers and cooling fans. The fourth bed is a level 4, stand-up bed that has a 12-minute maximum exposure. The Bakery also offers a full line of tanning products.

The Bakery carries Austrian Gold, Devoted Creations and Designer Skin products with something for all

budgets. There are also different types of lotions and bronzers.

The 24-hour facility has video mounts in the lobby and the King

family can access that video at any time.

All windows and doors have a security system and a security code is needed to enter after hours. One of the three owners will be

on call after regular business hours.

The King family decided to bring The Bakery to Locust Grove after the closing of Star Time Video which also offered tanning.

“There just wasn’t any place in Locust Grove to tan,” Kelli said. “It was something people needed … something people were wanting. By going to a 24-hour, you can tan on your own time.”

In the future, The Bakery will offer two beauty stations in their full hair salon and permanent make-up. The permanent make-up is a tattoo performed by a registered nurse who will be in-house once or twice a month.

The Bakery also has on staff a certified

massage therapist. Kelli offers the chair massages by walk-in or appointment. She said a  massage typically takes between 10 and 20


The Bakery does not have set hours yet. The King family is working a rotating shift but plans to iron out any wrinkles in the future. They recommend liking The Bakery on Facebook to follow their hours each day.

For those not Internet savvy, The Bakery can be reached by telephone,  (918)479-7711.

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