30 November, 2022, 18:29

Prep & Pastry to open sandwich concept August Rhodes Market in original space

The new concept is expected to open early July.

Prep & Pastry is wrapping up its move from its original 2,700-square-foot space at 3073 N. Campbell Ave. into the new 4,000-square-foot space at 2660 N. Campbell Ave.

The original location will close on Monday, June 17 and the new location will open Friday, June 21.

“We’ll be able to host bridal parties and baby showers like we used to,” said Nathan Ares, partner at Ares Collective. “And we’ll have more parking and a shorter wait.”

That’s not all; the original location is scheduled to open its doors early July as a new artisanal sandwich, soup, and salad concept called August Rhodes Market.

“After Nate found out what we were naming our son (August Rhodes), he said let’s just call it that,” said Kyle Nottingham, partner-chef with Ares Collective.

Kyle Nottingham with freshly baked bread (Photo by shannonchristinephoto)

“We’ve been working on this concept for a very long time,” Ares said. “We’ve been wanting to do our own bakery — this gives us the opportunity to focus on our bakery concept.”

To help elevate the bread program, August Rhodes Market brought on Nathan Teufel as partner baker.

Nottingham had been following Teufel’s bread work over several years with businesses such as Monsoon Chocolate and Canyon Ranch Lenox.

“We’re also working with a ton of local farms, growing our own wheat for specialty breads and other native and heritage ingredients,” Nottingham said, “and [with] local companies featuring their products in our retail component and in our food.”

The bread will also supply Prep & Pastry, Commoner & Co., and other restaurants around town, Ares said.

“We’re going to do as much as we can in house as possible,” Nottingham said. “Fermentation, pickling, canning, juicing — done right. It’s going to be pretty fun.”

Stay tuned for additional updates.

For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.

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