River and Rail Bakery Announces Grand Opening on March 1

HNN Staff

(Huntington, WV) Kim Baker, owner of the River and Rail Bakery, announced today that her artisan bakery will hold a grand opening on Tuesday, March 1st. The bakery’s hours of operation will be 7:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday – Saturday.

River and Rail Bakery will be located on the first floor of the train depot building at Heritage Station. The first floor also holds the Red Caboose gift shop and the Cabell Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau Visitors Center. River and Rail Bakery will serve handmade artisan breads, muffins, cookies and pastries, as well as coffee, tea, and espresso.

Baker had originally hoped to open the bakery in February but was delayed because shipments of several pieces of equipment were slowed by recent blizzards in the Mid West. “Great bread can't be rushed,” Baker said. “In order for bread to taste amazing, and have ideal texture, the baker must be sensitive to the loaf.  If the dough's not ready, the baker has to wait, or risk baking an inferior loaf.  The same can be said of a business. Some of our equipment was delayed but it’s all in now. We’re going to take a little time to get a feel for the ovens and make sure we’re baking the area’s best bread, muffins, cookies, and pastries,” she said.

River and Rail Bakery is one of the new tenants at the redeveloped Shops at Heritage Station. Other recently announced tenants include Sadler & Smith Design Studio, which will showcase handcrafted and restored furniture, and where the contractors will meet with guests about commercial and residential construction projects; Present Blessings, offering custom embroidered goods, such as purses, backpacks, coasters, and stationary; and Morrison Studios a studio and gallery specializing in custom, local, and statewide photography and videography.

Together, these businesses join a group of existing dynamic businesses, including Bodyworks Spa and Gallery, Crumpets and Tea, Framing by Jenks, Adell’s Antiques, and the Red Caboose. For information about the redevelopment of Heritage Station, contact Tyson Compton at 304-525-7333 or Stacy McChesney at stacy.mcchesney.firefly@gmail.com.