With word that a new bakery is destined for a corner of the 23rd/Union intersection, CDNews readers have been remembering other great bakeries in the area in recent years. One fondly remembered provider of baked deliciousness was 14th and Union’s Panzanella. Here’s a look at what’s coming next for that former bakery space.
Work is currently just getting started on an overhaul of the old Panzanella building to create a new craft distillery and tasting room. The work right now is limited to the outside of the building but we’ve heard that internal work should begin soon.
Oola Distillery is a project driven by Kirby Kallas-Lewis. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine spoke with Kallas-Lewis back in June to give us an idea of what to expect from Oola:
Yes, all you people who care about such things, he makes his own mash. And not just for the aged spirits. “Even with vodka, there’s a lot that happens in fermentation that affects the product,” says Kallas-Lewis. Amen to that, Kirby.
Originally, there was talk that Oola would be ready to open its tasting room by the end of August. That clearly isn’t happening. Instead, look forward to enjoying the new life for the old bakery space sometime in 2011.