Daily Archives: September 25, 2009

Artisan bakery coming to Lynwood Center


Port Townsend-based bakers Pane d’Amore is setting up shop between Lynwood Theatre and the Treehouse Cafe.

I just got an e-mail from the bakery’s future manager, Elliott Yakush, who says he plans to open in early February, after the building’s renovations are completed.

Until then, the bakery’s truck will serve up fresh bread and pastries in front of its future location every Monday from 12 to 4 p.m. starting Oct. 5.

“It’ll be a good way to get to know the community I’ll be selling bread and living in,” Yakush said.

Pane d’Amore’s has two other locations: in Port Townsend’s Uptown district and on 5th Avenue in Sequim.

Sunset likes the bakery. In its June issue, the magazine noted Pane d’Amore as part of the reason the town is “poised to become the Northwest’s next culinary destination.”

By the way, Port Townsend’s gourmet offerings make it the “Paris of the Olympic Peninsula,” according to Sunset. With Pane d’Amore coming to the island, what will that make Bainbridge? Why, the “Paris of the Kitsap Peninsula,” of course. Sorry Bremerton (“The Detroit of the Kitsap Peninsula), and Poulsbo (“The Leavenworth of the Kitsap Peninsula”) and Silverdale (“The Tacoma Mall of the Kitsap Peninsula”).

The new KiDiMu breaks ground Saturday


The Kids Discovery Museum is hosting a celebration at the ground-breaking of its new Winslow Way facility on Saturday.

The planned 5,000-square foot facility at the Island Gateway development at the Winslow Way-Highway 305 intersection is set to open in the spring of 2010.

The free celebration, which run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes a bouncy house, crafts and other activities for children. The first 150 children to attend will be given a commemorative hard hat and shovel to participate in the official ground-breaking ceremony at 1 p.m.

KiDiMu closed its Madison Avenue location in late August. It will reopen with an ancient Greece-themed exhibit at a temporary Madrone Lane location next month.

The new $2.2 million museum at Island Gateway will have have improved exhibit areas, a town-themed play area, space for traveling attractions, a science-focused area and easier access for disabled people. The building incorporates green design, including a vegetated roof, a rain garden and energy-effiecient construction.

Established in 2005, the nonprofit museum draws about 30,000 visits each year.

Call (206) 855-4650 for more information about the ground breaking event.

For more about the KiDiMu’s new building, click here.