Now Open: Hot Bread Almacen
On Monday July 23, 2012, Hot Bread Kitchen opened our new retail storefront, Hot Bread Almacen inside of the historic La Marqueta. Located just a few feet away from our production facility, Hot Bread Almacen will feature our line of international breads in addition to select products from businesses enrolled in HBK Incubates and a daily lunch special. Hot Bread Almacen was made possible by the generous support of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ) and New York City Council.
To kick off the launch of the store, we hosted a baguette cutting for key funding partners, press and members of the City Council. UMEZ President, Ken Knuckles emceed the event which featured speakers such as NYCEDC President Seth Pinsky, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito, Hot Bread Kitchen CEO Jessamyn Rodriguez and HBK Incubates member My Sweet Brigadeiro.