Urban Cookies Bakeshop, a Phoenix-based gourmet bakery established in 2005, is expanding its operations with a move to a larger building down the street.
The family-owned bakery was set to close its current location on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in preparation for an opening day Saturday, April 1 in its new digs just south of Thomas Road, at 2325 N. 7th St.
The bakery will occupy 2,500 square feet in three suites at the Sheridan Place plaza, a mid-century cluster of buildings currently housing Humble Pie, The Main Ingredient Ale House & Cafe, and Sutra Midtown Yoga. The bakery’s move to this location was made possible after two current tenants made plans to close and relocate. The Artisan Guild closed March 1 to focus on its nonprofit school initiatives, and The Pie Hole is relocating to north Phoenix and had its last day in its current spot on March 27.
“Winning Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2011 changed the trajectory of our business and we see this move as a similar growth opportunity, with expanding our menu as our top priority,” said co-owner, Brady Breese. “We’ve already developed new donuts and cookies for the new space, we’ve begun meeting with local coffee roasters to offer espresso, and we’re excited to launch some fun weekend specials like cinnamon rolls and pie.”
Customers are encouraged to stop by for the bakery’s opening day celebration on April 1, which will include music, free cookies and more.