2010-12-02 / Local & State

Woman Back In Business After 3 Months Homeless


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Shaunda Lohse, the owner of Sugar on Top bakery in State College, slept for months in her cupcake shop because she couldn’t find an affordable place to live.

That’s because, just as the 38-year-old was about to celebrate the opening of Sugar on Top, she was evicted from the apartment where she lived with her three children, ages 14, 4 and 2.

So she made her bed on a couch in the shop’s bright lounge, above a sign that reads “live, laugh and love.’’

For six months, Lohse spent her days behind the counter baking, and her nights in front of it, sleeping.

She spent $160 on application fees for six apartments with no result until this month.

Saturday, she moved into a two-bedroom apartment in Boalsburg – a place to call home for the first time since July.

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