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(Teresa Lemon - Daily Press)

(Teresa Lemon – Daily Press)

From left, Shannon Johnson, Mitzi Fallis and Mary Johnson display a selection of pies and cheesecakes available at the Dessert Studio, which opened this morning at 314 W. Main St. adjacent the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center. The dessert shop will feature different flavors of pies and cheesecakes daily and a cheesecake bar at which customers can add their own custom toppings. Pies may be purchased whole or by the slice and are prepared fresh by Mary Johnson. The Dessert Studio is open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. “Thank you, Artesia,” Shannon Johnson said, stating hungry customers were lined up 45 minutes prior to the shop’s opening this morning.