Downtown Cheyenne will soon be filled with the smell of fresh baked goods once The Gathering Bakery II opens. Owner of The Gathering Bakery in Fort Knox, KY, Deb Suratt, is moving to Cheyenne in January 2021 and will be bringing a second location of the bakery with her. The bakery will reside in the Boyd Building at the southwest corner of Carey Avenue and West 18th Street (formally home of City News and Pipe Shop.) “When I saw this place, I knew this is where I have to be,” Suratt said of the 4,000-square-foot space she’s in the process of remodeling and decorating with a shabby chic decor. “It’s a beautiful space, and it just needs to be brought to life.”
The new Cheyenne version of The Gathering Bakery will operate much like her original store, with a rotating menu of fresh baked goods, specialty coffee drinks, and savory breakfast and lunch food. As the ongoing pandemic continues, the bakery will limit the restaurants service to curbside, to-go orders and delivery. Once the health restrictions are lifted, customers will be welcomed into the dining room.
Suratt moved to Kentucky back in 2013 from the Denver area. She began selling fudge at farmers markets, which eventually turned into her opening The Gathering Bakery in Fort Knox in 2018. Her reason to move to Cheyenne is mainly based on the fact that her son is stationed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, and has a baby on the way. She mentioned that she would like for all customers, especially those with ties to the military, to feel at home at the new bakery.