One of Wilson County's tastiest landmarks is under new ownership.
Brittany Pickler is carrying on her grandfather's legacy with J. Clayborn's, a bakery and cafe. Her business partners are her mother, Connie Pickler, and sister, Brooke Pickler.
Pickler is the granddaughter of Johnnie J. Clayborn, who for many decades owned Clayborn's Bakery in Lebanon. Clayborn got into the business in 1960, when he became co-owner of Driver's Bakery.
Clayborn became sole owner of the company in 1964.
In 1970 the bakery moved to West Main Street, which is where it will once again flourish when doors to J. Clayborn's open on Monday morning at 6 a.m.
"My mom, sister and I went in together to do this. It broke all our hearts when the bakery closed," she said. "We want to see it thrive like it did when Papa had it."
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