The new store at 3790 S. El Camino Real, Suite 101, will add to her other retail shop at the Hillsdale Shopping Center.
However, the new site just north of 38th Avenue will have its own production site and a larger retail space so people can sit.
The Hillsdale location is 300 square feet, while the new location is 1,500 square feet.
The store will offer the same menu of pastries, including its famous freshly baked Argentine Alfajores. The popular item features two shortbread cookies sandwiched together between dulce de leche.
Lolita’s offers many other flavors dipped in chocolate, rolled in coconut shavings or toasted almonds. Some are covered in sweet lavender and lemon glaze with vanilla filling, while others have chocolate or raspberry filling.
Additional offerings include palmiers (elephant ears), tarts, pies, croissants, bread pudding, brownies, lemon bars and sweet bread. Savory Argentine empanadas filled with potato, peas and olives, chicken, beef, ham and cheese, mushrooms, sweet potato and bean, squash and corn and spinach and cheese are available. In the future, Browne will add to the menu once the store is more established after the opening.
While the pandemic slowed her down in finding a new store, she did not give up and continued to look in downtown San Mateo and other places along El Camino Real. She finally found their current location along El Camino Real in March. For the last five months, she has been working on getting the store ready with the help of her husband and family, happy to be part of the Peninsula business community.