June 6, 2023


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The new business secret is out in Newfield

The Newfield secret is out!  The former Stella’s Restaurant, 1346 Elmira Road, has been bought by Amy Gaines Scholl, and after weeks and weeks of renovations, the building has become Louella’s Space, a rental venue for all kinds of events, and DarlingCake, Amy’s baking business. 

With the name Amy honors her great-grandmother Louella, who she considers to be her guardian angel. Amy has lived in Ithaca for the past 7-plus years but is originally from the Buffalo area.  Amy and her husband, John, are parents to Cameron, 13, an enthusiastic hockey player.  

Amy attended culinary school at Le Cordon for Patisserie and Baking, and for the past 13 years has been developing a name and a business for DarlingCake. When Stella’s went up for sale, Amy fell in love with the space. As she typically caters 40+ weddings a year, she knew she needed a good kitchen space to grow in to, and a space to hold receptions, graduation parties, holiday parties, and more. 

Amy Gaines Scholl stands in front of her new business venture, Louella's Space, in the former Stella's Restaurant in Newfield.

Louella’s Space can hold up to 100 guests, and is decorated in a modern and elegant design.  Amy will not be operating the kitchen just yet, as all events held at her new space will be a la carte, meaning her clients can choose to bring in their own caterers, florists, photographers, event coordinators, and so on.   

For more information and updates due to safety restrictions, please contact Amy at 607-564-6282.