Baked In Telluride Reopens After Fire

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Homer Simpson And Donut Picturesbakery burned down on Feb. 9, 2010, I must admit that my first thought was not for the safety of the workers or the firemen. It was of the chocolate donuts, the ones with colored sprinkles. I don’t think I was the only person in Telluride whose first thought was selfish, a pang of desire for their favorite bagel, cookie or one of the other Baked in Telluride specialties.
Of course, everyone was OK. The workers and firefighters and owner Jerry Greene, that is. Everyone else would be left jonesing for more than a year, waiting and wondering when the bakery would reopen. Now, the wait is over. Greene opened up the beautiful new bakery, with the same great food at affordable prices, the same airy porch and laid-back atmosphere that has made it so special to locals and visitors since Greene since opened its Fir Street doors in 1977. The bakery opened with little fanfare yesterday morning, in the same understated style in which it slowly crept into our hearts over the years. Many of us didn’t realize how much B.I.T. meant to us (and to festival folks, who have blogged intensely about the bakery since the fire) until it burned down, but as of this week, we won’t have that empty feeling every time we smell donuts. Instead we’ll be full of hearty soups, bagel sandwiches, pizza and yes, donuts. Mmmmmm, donuts.

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  1. cindy sorrells from marion, arkansas!!!

    I am so happy for you to be back in business!!! (Honestly, I am almost as happy for me as I am for you!!!) What a treat to know you are up and again running. Congratulations on your new place. Can’t wait to see it!!!

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