Grand Opening Set for Ginger and Baker in Historic Mill
Fort Collins, Colo., November 6, 2017. Ginger and Baker, Fort Collins’ much-anticipated new landmark renovation including restaurants, bakery, market and more will be open for regular business on Tuesday, November 14 and host Grand Opening festivities on Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with tours, special giveaways, tastings, live music and, of course, pie!
At the heart of the project, located at 359 Linden Street, sits the carefully renovated Northern Colorado Feeders Supply Building, a 110-year-old grain mill listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the State Register of Historic Properties. The renovation and expansion, totaling over 20,000 square feet, includes two restaurants, a rooftop bar, a market, bakery and coffee shop, plus a teaching kitchen and event spaces.
Owner Ginger Graham said her original idea was to open a little pie shop, paying homage to her Southern roots and memories of baking with her mother and grandmother. But after finding the old mill, the idea blossomed into much more. “We searched and searched for the perfect place until this old building captivated us,” said Ginger. “The mill was once a gathering place for farmers, ranchers and townspeople. This was one of our inspirations as we worked to create a place Ft. Collins families, friends and community could get together once again.”
Within the old mill you’ll find the Market, Bakery and Coffee Bar featuring fresh-baked pie, pastries and bread, private label goods, home décor, and gifts from local artisans. The Market opens into the Teaching Kitchen, a learning space with a regular schedule of community classes on cooking, beer and wine tastings, crafting, kids’ stuff, book clubs and more.
The mill also has two unique spaces that have been hidden from the public for more than 100 years. Upstairs, the Mill Top is now a one-of-a-kind, light-filled event space with historic brick walls and two-story vaulted ceilings. In the basement, discover the small-event Wine Cellar, a sparkling secret gem of a place with thick stone walls, hand hewn beams and plenty of new and old world wines.
In the new building (shaped like a slice of pie!), the first floor Café offers deliciously modern takes on farm-to-table American classics with breakfast all day, plus lunch and dinner. Up the stairs lined with photos from the old mill’s history, you’ll find The Cache, named after the nearby Cache la Poudre river; a sparkling, intimate dining experience offering the best in Colorado cuisine and a curated list of more than 130 wines, including selections from Silver Oak and Caymus Vineyards by the glass. The Cache opens to a rooftop bar complete with fireplace, TVs and NoCo inspired cocktails. Behind the inspired food is Culinary Director Chef Deborah Traylor, along with Executive Chef Craig Henry.
For additional information or media inquiries, please contact Kate Cooper, Director of Events and Community Engagement, [email protected] or (970) 232-8203.
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