Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The former Duke basketball star shutters his Haddonfield bakery six months after opening.
Brian Zoubek never experienced the sweet taste of success. At least not in the latest chapter of his young life. The 24-year-old, 7-foot-1 former Duke NCAA basketball champion and Haddonfield Memorial High School standout opened a gourmet cream puff shop in late July with the fanfare of national media attention after a Haddonfield Patch article went viral. But a plain sheet of white paper taped inside the front window of his Dream Puffz Creations bakery this week at 605 N. Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield spelled out an untimely epitaph. "Unfortunately, we are now closed for the time being," the sign read. "Thank you for all your support and business..." Late Tuesday evening, Zoubek said he made a decision to shut his business down on Saturday, …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Who needs Johnny Appleseed when you have Brian Zoubek spreading cream puffs around?
Twenty years ago, Haddonfield’s Brian Zoubek was a student at the borough’s First Presbyterian Church preschool, according to a news release from Barbara Sewall at the church. Zoubek recently opened Dream Puffz, specializing in “cream puff creations,” at 605 Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield. Last week, he returned to the preschool to deliver a box of 50 Dream Puffz for the teachers’ annual organizational meeting as they prepared for the new school year. Rather than looking up at the teachers this time, they looked up, way up, to Zoubek, who has grown to 7-foot-1. The former b-baller led the Haddonfield Memorial High School basketball team to a four-year record of 110-10 and three straight championships, and was the starting center for the 2010 …
Monday, July 30, 2012
The Duke basketball alum's Dream Puffz starts selling its "cream puff creations" on Haddon Avenue.
Dream Puffz cream puff shop is officially open for business in Haddonfield. Spearheaded by Haddonfield native and Duke basketball standout Brian Zoubek, the shop at 605 Haddon Ave. opened for business Monday next to Bread Board Plus. Read more about the cream puffery at: Don't Call Brian Zoubek a Cream Puff Brian Zoubek's Quest for the Perfect Cream Puff Continues
Friday, June 29, 2012
The former Duke basketball standout from Haddonfield is getting closer opening his Dream Puffz pastry shop.
The storefront a 605 Haddon Ave. in Haddonfield, NJ, still doesn't look like much, but Brian Zoubek has high hopes. The former Duke basketball and Haddonfield Memorial High School standout is well on his way to the next chapter in his life, as a pastry entrepreneur. "There's going to be a long, custom counter right here," said Zoubek, extending his 7-foot-1 frame to make the point. "But, we've still got some work to do." The small shop, next to the Bread Board sandwich and catering shop, will join a row of stores featuring other culinary delights, such as Pretty Sweet Bakery at 427 Haddon Ave. Zoubek's shop will be Dream Puffz, Heavenly Cream Puffs. Zoubek, who won a NCAA basketball championship at Duke in 2010, still stays in touch with …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Unless, of course, you want to buy one from him.
Brian Zoubek likes cream puffs. You got a problem with that? If you did, it's not likely you would tell him to his face. For starters, you would likely have to stand on a ladder to do it. Zoubek is 7-foot-1 and weighs about 265 pounds. He was a standout at Duke and went out a winner, when the Blue Devils beat Butler for an NCAA basketball championship in 2010. He was a local legend in Haddonfield before that as a leader of the Haddonfield Memorial High School basketball team and the New Jersey State Player of the Year in 2006. A back injury prevented him from playing in the NBA, but Zoubek is eager to turn the page on the next chapter of his life. "I want to prove myself in something other than sports," he said on a recent weekday night …