Sweet Kiwi Bakery, a business that has had a presence is several Grand Valley coffee shops and eateries, finally has their own place to call home.
The bakery is in the process of moving into the former Jitterz Coffee Shop location at 2700 U.S. Highway 50 on Orchard Mesa. It will open to the public Sept. 3.
Sweet Kiwi is owned by LaRae Biocic and Melissa Mulford. The bakery had been working out of Palisade Pies, 3415 C ½ Road, for several months to see what it was like to have a storefront, according to Biocic.
They had been making pastries for the owners of Jitterz and they were talking about selling their Orchard Mesa location. In the end, the Jitterz owners let Biocic and Mulford rent the space, Biocic said. Jitterz will continue to have a coffee hut kiosk at 644 North Ave.
Sweet Kiwi will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It will be closed Sunday and Monday.
In addition to Biocic, Mulford and manager Jamie Bumgardner, there are three other employees on staff.
The shop will have a full-service coffee bar and a kitchen where they will bake all their pastries. Seating will be between the coffee bar and kitchen. In addition to coffee, the shop will also serve lemonade and a variety of teas.
"We're super excited," Biocic said. "It was really nice in a shared space, but we're excited to be in our own location. Orchard Mesa has welcomed us."
Sweet Kiwi will still bake goods for Kiln Coffee Bar, Cafe Sol and 626 on Rood in downtown Grand Junction. They also make items for Pressed Coffee and Wine House in Palisade.
The bakery is known for its decorative sugar cookies, home-made croissants and coffee cakes, among other items. They will serve breakfast burritos on the weekends.
For more information, visit Sweetkiwibakery.com or search for the company on Facebook and Instagram.
■ Colorado Legacy Coffee, 1048 Independent Ave., Suite A105, is raising money to help Four Winds Coffee and Tea open a sister location in Malaga, Spain. For the next three Fridays, Colorado Legacy will donate all of its sales from its $1 drip coffee to Four Winds and the team.
Colorado Legacy employee Jayme Baxter said Four Winds is hoping to send two of their staff members over to Spain to help get the operation up and running sometime in September.
Colorado Legacy Coffee is owned by Dan and Roni Welsh. It is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The company roasts coffee for Four Winds Coffee and Tea, which has a location at 1235 Bookcliff Ave.
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