A long, long time ago, a German Master-baker traveled from Stuttgart, Germany and along with his wife and children, came to America and settled here in Rotterdam to build his dream business. In a location not far from here, they established a family bakery that for many decades was known to be second to none.

Through the years, his middle son showed a natural gift and talent for his father’s craft. By his father’s side, the son honed his own Master-baker skills and in the years to come, the son went on to take the family bakery to an even greater level of success…

Twenty-five years ago the son and his then future bride, a business savvy woman in her own right, with a restaurant & pizza background, set out to create their own dream! For nearly 10 years they owned and operated one of the most successful cake and full line bakeries in Albany. In the year 2000, with their family life as their priority, they returned to their hometown of Rotterdam with the idea of a new business model…

The vision of this new business was to combine his recipes of an old-world bake shop with her knowledge of the most popular American take-out food, pizza! And from that idea… Nikki P’s became Rotterdam’s Original Pizza-Deli-Bakery!!

True to their story, alongside of the son and his wife was their oldest daughter, the namesake of Nikki P’s. Learning the business she honed her own skills. With the family working together, the little shop in Cumberland Farms Plaza quickly became known as that “mom and pop” business nestled in the neighborhood of Highbridge.

A couple of years later a young man joined their crew and with apparent talent in his hands, he mastered the art of pizza making. Throughout the years the young man became interested in learning the baking side of the business. So true to their story, the son taught the young man, who is now like a son to him and by his mentor’s side, the young man honed his skills and between them, the idea of a future dream sparked….

In 2013, with the endless support and love of their children, the young man and an amazing crew, their extended family, community and customers, the son and his wife were blessed to be able to move on from that little shop and build their own concrete dream! A home, a home where their children and grandchildren can continue their story…

Then in late 2016, a little place across town called upon the son and his wife to start a new chapter in their story….

With their daughter and son-in-law, along with two of their talented sons well established in place at the Nikki P’s homestead on the other side of town, the son and his wife and the young man decided to light the spark of that “future dream” and partnered together to write the next chapter in this hopefully never-ending wonderful book that we call our life!

Mike, Kristine & JC are proud to bring you…

 

Nikki P's West - Pizza Deli Bakery