In 1976, the City of Austin utilized federal Older American Act funds to establish a multifaceted gift shop selling handicrafts and original art by local artists 50 or better.
That was the mission for the Old Bakery & Emporium, located at 1006 Congress Ave.
I’m as surprised as you that this concept didn’t take off and IPO within a few years.
Alas, charming as it is, the Old Bakery has not generated much buzz to date, and stakeholders are looking for new ideas. [Read more…] about Austin’s Old Bakery: What Is Highest & Best Use?