UNDER THE UMBRELLA (BAKERY AND CAFE)
Year Completed: in process
Location: 12th and Madison
Client: Under the Umbrella
Budget: under N/A
The corner of 12th and Madison in Denver’s Congress Park neighborhood has been a community hub for decades. Culinary gems, such as TAG Burger Bar, 12@Madison, Blue Pan Pizza, and Sweet Cooie’s Ice Cream have allowed this intersection to mature into a destination. The Larimer Group, together with Jyll Tuggle (owner of Under the Umbrella), are making moves to further growth here. Jyll was already a long-standing presence here, with a shop on the south side of 12th Avenue that opened in 2005. Once an opportunity to expand her baking business to in another space across the street presented itself though, she decided to make a bold move. The Larimer group saw an opportunity to reactivate the corner of 3507 12th Ave by carving out portions of the existing pharmacy and an unused basement portion of Blue Pan Pizza. The new Under the Umbrella Café and Bakery will take advantage of this enhanced street presence, while utilizing the basement space for a more productive and capable kitchen.