Kensington Redux

Def: redux

 (re-duks)

Adj.  presented in a new way; restored; brought back.

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When we opened our first bakery in Kensington, it was like a dream come true. As sisters who grew up in rural Alberta, learning the values of hard work and the importance of doing things right, we put our hearts (and our hands) into everything – including the design and construction of our first store. We drew up the plans, and, armed with a giant roll of masking tape, we designed the original space – right there on the floor. 

Before it became our bakery 1107 Kensington road was an internet cafe, we did all of the renovations ourselves (with the help of our husbands)

Before it became our bakery 1107 Kensington road was an internet cafe, we did all of the renovations ourselves (with the help of our husbands)

Here we are just after opening!

Here we are just after opening!

Looking back ten years, we wanted nothing more than to share our passion for exceptional quality, home-style baking – with as many people as possible. And we still do. We are so excited to re-imagine our Kensington space so that we can offer more of what we love – for the next ten years!

Carolyne and the construction crew, walls are coming up in the new space!

Carolyne and the construction crew, walls are coming up in the new space!

Here are a few images that inspired the new interior.

Here are a few images that inspired the new interior.

While we like to get our hands dirty, we are leaving the design and construction of the new space up to the professionals. We have partnered with an amazing interior designer and contractor who are working hard to help bring our vision to life – letting us channel our creativity on other things (like cake batter and cookie dough)! Construction is well underway. Our grand re-opening is planned for May 2015. We can’t say too much more, otherwise we’ll spoil the surprise. Let’s just say that we can’t wait to share more of Crave with everyone. Stay tuned!