There’s no question that COVID-19 has been devastating in many ways to businesses all around Denver. I’ve seen some of my favorites close permanently, including The Market, Racine’s, The Med in Boulder, 12 @ Madison, Biju’s, Punch Bowl Social in Stapleton, La Cour, Bocaza, and Euclid Hall. I’m so sad to lose these institutions and know the Denver community will be mourning the loss of these restaurants for many years!
Saying that, there are some bright spots in the Denver business sector with some new businesses opening as a result of this pandemic, turning something sour into something sweet. These founders are taking the skills they haven’t been able to use in the restaurant industry for a few months and are starting their own projects. Let’s take a look at what’s new!
Want donuts delivered straight to your door? Pandemic donuts can do just that! The founders of Pandemic Donuts lost their jobs due to the pandemic and took their skills to their very own kitchen! Check out their flavors of the week on their website (and be sure to order in advance… they’re busy!).
Pints Peak is another business born of COVID-19. Just like Pandemic Donuts, this founder took a tough situation and turned it into something sweet! Pints Peak is a one woman operation started by Cailtin Howington. Be sure to follow her on instagram for weekly flavor announcements and information on ordering (online!).
Opening a business during a global pandemic has its risks. But Bakery Four is bringing delicious breads and baked goods to homes all over Denver during this crazy time! And oh my is their stuff amazing…. This amazing spot in the Highlands (3712 W 32nd Ave) is serving everything from delectable loaves of bread to croissants to pizza dough.
As many of you know I was devastated at the beginning of the pandemic that The Market on Larimer had made the decision to not re-open their doors. Alas … a new business was built. The bakers from The Market have resurrected the Spring Fling Cake and I couldn’t be happier! Follow them on Instagram and put your orders in early.
They are BUSY!!!
COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to the Denver Metro Area. I never thought we would be seeing so many favorites close when this year started. But here we are. We’ve all needed something sweet to get us through this quarantine. And now that things are starting to reopen, I hope you’ll continue to support these local small businesses (and others) as we progress!