After discovering its footing in south Fort Collins, a gluten-free bakery is able to discover Previous City.
Explorado Market, which opened at 5748 S. School Ave. in 2018, will take over the previous Little Hen Bakeshop area in Previous City Sq. this spring, with plans to reopen as a gluten-free bakery, cafe and — finally — a “soiled” soda bar, in response to bakery co-founder Rob Benson.
After beginning the recipe and meal planning weblog Our Paleo Life in 2012, Bob and his spouse, Kendra Benson, expanded into providing diabetic-friendly shopper packaged items. They opened Explorado Market in 2018, rising its choices from diabetic-friendly goods to gluten-free treats and even freeze-dried candy.
Earlier this yr, after learning from the Coloradoan that Little Bird Bakeshop was leaving its Old Town Square space, Benson stated he and Kendra had their eyes set on increasing into the bakery.
“It is a cream-of-the-crop spot,” Rob stated. “We’re past excited to have the ability to have that location.”
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Explorado Market will take possession of the store in March and kick off a rigorous cleansing course of to make sure no gluten remnants are left behind, Rob stated, including that the bakery and cafe will open that spring.
The enterprise’s choices will stay fully gluten free, with different objects that match varied dietary restrictions. By the summer season, it hopes so as to add Fort Collins’ first “soiled soda bar” to its choices, Rob stated. Soiled soda bars — usually drive-thru retailers that blend sodas with completely different combos of lotions, syrups and fruit juices — have discovered a foothold in different western states like Utah.
Explorado Market will stay open at its South School Avenue location by February, with its common hours from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Wednesdays by Sundays. As soon as open in Previous City, the bakery and cafe will broaden its hours to seven days per week.