The Bakery Restoration Project

The Barre Historical Society is reviving the historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building to establish an educational bakery to be called the Rise Up Bakery.

History of the Union Cooperative Store Bakery Building

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Restoration Project News

  • Bakery Open—Fresh Bread for You at Last!

    Jim Haas, resident baker in the restored BakeryUPDATE: The Bakery Window has extended its hours it is now open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 12:30 to 6:00 pm
    How can bread be both fresh and historic? If you buy it directly from the "Rise Up Bakery" window at the historic Union Cooperative Store bakery building—now restored as a modern wood fired bakery.

    You can now purchase bread right from the wood fired oven.

  • Rise Up Bakery gets its own Baker—Jim Haas

    Jim HaasThe Barre Historical Society has had the good fortune to find an artisan baker with long and unique experience running a wood fired bakery. This month (July 2019), Jim Haas will become the first baker since Joe Piccolini closed the Bakery in the early 1940s.

  • Union Cooperative Store Bakery Building Reopening as “Rise Up Bakery”

    Carolyn Shapiro stoking the wood-fired oven in the BakerySaturday, December 15, 2018 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm

    The Barre Historical Society announces the grand reopening of the Bakery building, exactly 105 years to the day from its first opening.
    The restored Bakery building is now ready to bake. The sewer has been connected and the heating and electricity, and all the other amenities have now been installed to complement the wood-fired oven. The Bakery is already to make the baked goods from start to finish—all right on the premises. Let the festivities begin!

    For schedule . . .

  • The Bakery rises up!

    Bakery building before and after restoration 2017The first phase of the restoration of the Union Cooperative Store bakery building is nearing completion. If all goes well,…