Set in a former synagogue that also houses several artist spaces, Temple Bakery is a joint effort by bakers Shauna Lott of the Long I Pie and Eden Myles of Five Points Pizza. The duo is opening this venture on January 24 at 2400 Curtis Street in a building that dates back to the 1880s, once home to Temple Emanuel, salvaged by developer Adam Gordon.
After working in the social field with youth at risk, Lott launched her pie business in 2014 out of an airstream, a shop on wheels. As her creations baked exclusively in cast iron pans grew popular, Lott published a pie cookbook, taught classes, and launched a monthly pie club. And now she is ready to take things to the next level in her first brick and mortar along with partner Eden Myles.
For his part, Myles has been in the culinary world for years. After learning the baking craft in California, he moved to Denver and worked at the Bagel Deli and Crema Coffee House. His bagels, branded Black Sheep Bagel and Bialy, are still some of the best in the city, but Temple Bakery focuses mostly on his other endeavor, the pizza making. Five Points Pizza launched in RiNo, a complement to popular brewery Our Mutual Friend. Now, fans of the pies Myles creates will have a permanent place to get their fix.
Lott's pies and Myles' pizza pies is not all that Temple will be offering. Conceived as an incubator for start-up bakeries, Temple shares space with two other artisans who will contribute a variety of pastry and patisserie goods to the case. Expect the daytime hours to be dedicated to everything from croissants and scones to sweet and savory pies and the evening to slide into the pizza world. Stay tuned for details.