This tiny building in Albuquerque’s South Broadway neighborhood is remembered as a Dairy Queen, but when Burque Bakehouse purchased the property, the Owners had high hopes for this corner lot. They knew what a successful neighborhood business could mean for the South Broadway community if this long vacant building could come alive again.
As a French-Influenced, Burque-made, small-batch bakery, the aesthetics of the renovated building needed to reflect the caliber of goods being served. Respecting the simple, midcentury lines of the existing building, a large corner storefront service window anchors the front facade along with new, hand-made subway tile, aluminum soffits emphasizing the characteristically deep overhangs, and new gooseneck light fixtures define the outdoor seating areas.
Three new, state-of-the-art ovens, floor-mount mixer, sinks, work tables, and coffee bar occupy every square inch of the existing footprint. Sealed concrete floors contrast crisp white walls, and the jade hue of wired glass accents complete the unique aesthetic. Edison bulb pendants glow in the corner window, illuminating the retail counter’s suspended shelving that displays homemade breads, cookies, and pastries.