Thursday, February 11, 2010

Baked In Telluride

Baked In Telluride, a local favorite in Telluride, Colorado, burned to the ground early Wednesday morning. The iconic red tin bakery opened in 1976 and was considered by most to be a destination unto itself. Located in the middle of the old mining town, it served a variety of items including freshly baked bread, bagels and pastries, as well as pizza, tacos, sandwiches, and soup. I adored my last trip to Telluride- my husband and I spent the mornings skiing and refueled with afternoon sandwiches and oversized cookies at Baked In Telluride.

According to a local report, Baked in Telluride caught fire around 10:45 p.m. Tuesday and was virtually consumed by 2:45 a.m. Wednesday. The cause is yet to be determined, but the fire is thought to have been started by a grease trap underneath the bakery's kitchen floor.

Street signs pointing the way to Baked In Telluride

The front of the bakery on a perfect snowy ski day

The sad scene (photo by Ben Knight - printed in the Telluride Daily Planet)

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