Welcome to The Kitchen Pantry! Gloria Stultz had a dream of opening a commercial kitchen for several years and now that dream is a reality.
The Kitchen Pantry has been in the planning stages since the beginning of April 2011 and construction began on June 1st. The transformation of the building from the old Derby Liquors space into the brand new Kitchen Pantry took only 10 weeks to complete. A lot of positive changes were made to the building in order for it to become a commercial kitchen. Asbestos was removed from the ceiling and the entire thing was replaced. The old wall coverings were removed in various parts of the interior to reveal gorgeous red brick that is a wonderful addition to the space. The old Derby Liquor sign was taken down and the outside awning received a full face-lift. The process of building up the inside of the kitchen included a new floor, new walls, fresh paint, new ceiling, electrical and plumbing work and of course beautiful new kitchen appliances and furniture. Gloria and her team did a wonderful job of restoring this historic building and continuing the process of making Downtown Canon City a community asset. Below is a more detailed history of 619 Main Street. See the photo albums for pictures of the transformation process.
History of The Kitchen Pantry Building
Built in 1906, 619 Main Street in Canon City was originally designed to house three different store fronts. Each one had its own entrance and exit. They were: Real Estate & Insurance, Davis Paints, and a barber shop.
The building was remodeled in 1972 joining the three store fronts into one: Derby Liquor. A metal façade was installed to the outside of the building which covered the brick above the entrance. At that time a 12 foot wide concrete slab was added to the back and a walk-in cooler was installed.
Inside the building brick walls have been exposed. The original back door complete with original paint, transom window and even the key in the lock was also discovered during the demolition process. Ripper windows on the front are original to the building and were revealed once the metal sign, awning and façade were removed.
With the addition of this building Jan Cross now owns three of buildings on the block: The Kitchen Pantry at 619, The Fremont GOP at 621 and Cross Music Store at 623 Main Street.
Gloria is proud to be able to bring this historic building back to life. The renewal of 619 Main Street will make the renovation of the buildings on the north side of the 600 block on Main Street almost complete.
The pictures below show the amazing transformation of this building.
Please see the links below to find more information about what is provided in the kitchen, what use of the kitchen entails, and how to contact us. Thank you for visiting the website and for your interest in The Kitchen Pantry.
Feel free to contact us with any questions, to schedule initial interview to discuss your options and to make a reservation.