Grand Central Bakery Set To Open Burien Location Aug. 20th


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Grand Central Bakery announced Monday (July 26) that they will be opening their new Burien location on Friday, Aug. 20th at 626 SW 152nd Street, and to celebrate, they will donate a portion of that day’s proceeds to both the Highline Area Food Bank and the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence.

This will be the company’s third location in the Seattle area, and according to a statement:

Grand Central chose Burien because it is a burgeoning neighborhood that’s home to some great family businesses such as Eat Local, Hans’ German Sausage & Deli, Carniceria Zacatecas, Tin Room, Osteria da Primo, and Angelo’s.

In June, Grand Central announced that they would be hiring soon; here’s their job posting from their website:

Are you interested in working at our new Burien bakery/café? We are starting the hiring process for our Burien retail staff and are looking for folks with food service and/or barista skills. Please send your resume to Summer Hepburn. No phone calls please.

Here’s their full press release:

SEATTLE – July 26, 2010 – When Grand Central Bakery opens in Burien on Aug. 20, it will be the company’s third location in the Seattle area. Grand Central chose Burien because it is a burgeoning neighborhood that’s home to some great family businesses such as Eat Local, Hans’ German Sausage & Deli, Carniceria Zacatecas, Tin Room, Osteria da Primo, and Angelo’s.

Architectural rendering of the new Burien Grand Central Bakery, located at 626 SW 152nd.

The bakery-café will offer the same menu items that have become so popular at its other locations including handmade pastries and desserts, daily soups, hot and cold sandwiches. Whether it’s a fresh fruit Danish or a tuna melt made with St. Jude’s locally canned tuna, there’s something for everyone.

The owners of Grand Central include siblings Piper and Ben Davis, who have helped grow the brand for their mother, Gwen Bassetti. The company, founded in 1989, has come to stand not only for quality breads and pastries but also for seasonally inspired café cuisine and a commitment to stewardship. Grand Central supports local producers such as Shepherd’s Grain, Beecher’s Cheese, Skagit Sun Berries, Full Circle Farms, and Fall City Farms.

To celebrate the Burien opening, Grand Central will donate a portion of the opening day’s proceeds to the Highline Area Food Bank and the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence.

Grand Central Bakery
626 S.W. 152nd St.
Burien, WA 98166
206-436-1065

About Grand Central Baking Company
At Grand Central Bakery, everything starts from scratch. Because fresh, locally grown ingredients just taste better, regional produce inspires the rotating menus at Grand Central and the baked goods reflect the best of the season. Grand Central’s eclectic bakery cafes are places where customers can enjoy a diverse selection of hand-made pastries, scratch-made soups and salads, and delicious, made-to-order sandwiches. In addition to its six Portland and two Seattle retail locations, Grand Central’s breads can be enjoyed at many of Northwest’s finest restaurants and purchased at the region’s favorite supermarkets, including PCC, Metropolitan Markets, Town and Country Markets, and Whole Foods. Learn more at www.grandcentralbakery.com. Follow Grand Central on Twitter: @GrandCentralSea

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4 Responses to “Grand Central Bakery Set To Open Burien Location Aug. 20th”
  1. Dave says:

    Our family is fairly strict regarding the food we buy in that 95% of what we consume is 100% organic. And when it comes to staples like bread, we almost never make an exception. I encourage Grand Central Bakery to start using organic ingredients and at the very least offer some loves of bread that are 100% organic like Great Harvest, Essential Baking and many other bakeries, around Seattle, have been doing for years. (According to your web site you are not using any organic ingredients at all.) I do commend you you for sourcing local ingredients. We would love to support you. Thanks, and welcome to Burien!

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  2. Ted Domain says:

    Can’t wait till you guys open! I’ve been to both Eastlake and Pioneer Square locations, and one in Portland. I love your soups, sandwiches, and cinnamon rolls. I especially love that the Grand Central Bakery doesn’t use organic ingredients. I encourage the Grand Central Bakery to never use organic ingredients unless it’s cost worthy or it actually makes food taste better. And if the Grand Central Bakery does use organic ingredients, then I applaud you for not broadcasting it everywhere just to make people feel all warm and cozy. However you make your products, it tastes good. Keep up the good work!

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  3. Grand Central will be a great addition to Burien’s spectacular epicurean delights.

    Their selection of Burien as the place to open shop illustrates the strength of this community.

    I am looking forward to being amongst the first to be in line when they open.

    Cheers…Steve Gilbert

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  4. CoverOfLight says:

    Let’s hope there’s enough business to support another coffeehouse/baked-goods emporium on 152nd, … there are already, what, four? Five?

    Let’s take a census: there’s Burien Press, 909, Yo’s Bistro, the Danish Bakery, and a new place who’s name I can’t remember right now. Am I forgetting any? Having yet another business plying the same trade within a five-block radius could very well make them all suffer.

    Someone had better get busy selling those Town Square condos before all these cool new businesses start disappearing.

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