After a five month hiatus caused by a fire in the apartment above, Rosenberg's Bagels & Delicatessen will reopen in Five Points on Sunday, October 16 at 6 a.m. Owner Joshua Pollack and his team of 18 staff spent the time they had without a brick and mortar volunteering and hosting pop-up events to raise money for several local charities, contributing a total of over 1,350 volunteer hours and $8,000 in donations.
The bagel shop hosted pop-ups at the Slow Food Farmers Market at The Source every Sunday, as well as throughout Denver at festivals and special events. All pop-up proceeds were contributed to local charities including Project Angel Heart, Friends of the Denver Fire Department, Slow Food Denver, Stamp Out Hunger, and others. Each Rosenberg's staff member volunteered at least 75 hours - assisting with food drives, replanting community gardens and feeding the sick - for organizations such as Metro Caring, Project Angel Heart, Food Bank of the Rockies, Denver Parks & Recreation, and Extreme Community Makeover.
"At Rosenberg's, the joy we get from serving and connecting with our community is what drives us," said Pollack. "The warm reception we've received in Five Points is truly unparalleled. We have missed our customers and neighbors and can't wait to get back to serving the best bagels, appetizing and deli that we can."
Pollack has several other projects underway around the Greater Denver area, including the City Pretzel cart, launched earlier this summer; a second Rosenberg's coming to the Stanley Marketplace upon its opening in Aurora; Lou's Italian Deli, slated to debut in RiNo in early 2017; and a joining of forces with The Bagel store, an iconic, kosher bakery in Southeast Denver.
Located at 725 E. 26th Avenue, starting on the 16th, Rosenberg's will maintain its prior hours of operation, open every Tuesday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The restaurant is currently hiring for all positions.
Disclosure: The editor is married to one of the developers behind The Source, the development in which Rosenberg's hosted several pop-ups this summer.