The construction process on BreadHive Worker Cooperative Bakery continues at 123 Baynes Street in the city’s West Side.
The building, just around the corner from Sweet_ness 7 Café, will soon be housing a production space featuring an enormous tri-deck stainless steel steam injection oven named Grendel. That is as soon as construction is finalized and the licensing for the business goes through, in maybe about a month, said Tori Kuper, one of the 3 founding worker-owners of the business.
According to the worker-owners the building has undergone a “historically sensitive” rehabilitation with a complete restoration of the historical front façade.
Though the space is only planned as a production area and small pick-up area for their mostly wholesale items, the trio hopes to have an outdoor takeout window functioning by spring for those who just want to walk up, grab some sourdough bread or boiled bagels and jet.
For all those interested in the up and coming bakery a sneak peak will take place Friday, February 21 at Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar, 253 Allen Street.
BreadHive will be tabling the free event from 6 – 9 p.m. with free samples, general information and information on how to invest in BreadHive. Also, the worker-owners will be available for any questions regarding CrustHive, the planned subscription service the bakery will offer.
The event will feature music by local band Five to One, playing covers of 80’s artists as well as original material.