The Bakery is literally our backyard; we have lived right across the alley for 30 years. We have spent every day with the wafting smells of cinnamon rolls and bagels, heard the back door banging open and closed at all hours, felt the hum early in the morning as workers arrived to bake and cook for the community, occasionally going down in our dressing gowns in the middle of the night to ask for the music to be turned down. Our own family traditions revolve around the Bakery – croissants on Christmas and birthdays, challah for French toast and countless Thursday Night Turkey Dinners. Jerry and his employees have been a constant presence in our lives, and yours, for all this time. For us as for so many others, Baked in Telluride was a very particular part of the heart of Telluride.
We want to thank the Telluride, Placerville, and Mountain Village Volunteer Fire Departments for their amazing work trying to save the building, and protecting nearby buildings, and lives. And we want to thank the marshals as well for their quick response. More important than bricks and mortar was the fact that no one was hurt in the fire. The work our volunteer first responders do in Telluride is top-notch; we are lucky to have them, and we are very grateful.
Our regional volunteer fire departments, first responders, and police forces were incredible under intense pressure, and for that we thank them for all they’ve done and continue to do in service to our community.
– John, Pam, Abby, Jos and Gabe Lifton-Zoline