Sisters Ilona and Irina Znakharchuk this week opened Solodko Boston, a Ukrainian bakery and patisserie, at 38 Brooks St. in Brighton, where the Boston Crust pizza place used to be.
Ilona started the business in 2019 while a sophomore at Boston College, according to the shop's Indiegogo page:
After visiting her home country of Ukraine, she realized that the Boston dessert and cake scene were lacking in high-end luxury desserts. With support from her roomates, she started an Instagram page where she began showcasing her desserts. Before long, Ilona was known as "the cookie girl" on campus, who delivered macarons and other pastries to students and professors every weekend!