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Welcome to Artisana, LLC in Houston, Texas!



Artisana produces rustic, European-style artisanal breads, the result of years of practice and perfection.  We serve the discerning palates of individuals and restaurateurs alike.  If you have been searching for the depth of flavor and the unique textures of breads found in France and Italy, you have found them at Artisana.


A very heartfelt thank you to Dylan and Sinfull Bakery for hosting me while I build out my space!

"Lord" Kelvin calls the Miche de Kelvin "the antithesis of modern [bread]: coarse, gritty, crusty, medieval, basic, rustic, unpredictable, whole."

Shirley says, "If the kamut bread were a person, it would be my soul mate,"  and Shirley's best friend says it should be called "Kamut Sutra."  I think I've found my marketing team!


Urban Harvest Farmers Market at Eastside

Located in the parking lot behind 3000 Richmond between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway. For a map to the market click here
Please see the calendar page for a list of breads available at the Eastside market on Saturdays from 8 am to 12 pm

Soon to be located at

965 Pinemont, Ste 800

Houston, TX  77018


  


For larger volumes, please contact Rosemarie at
artisana@artisanabread.com 


Updated 02/27/2015


Bakery Building Update

11/06/13 - Nothing to report. Drive by every couple of days to see if there's any activity.

11/21/13 - New start date....early 2014.  Still buying my equipment, so I'm okay with that.

1/8/14 - OOOOOHHHH, there is a new sign on the lot advertising the size spaces that will be available.  It's not much, but it's progress!

02/26/14 - Well, another "start within 60 days" promise.  Sigh...

05/01/14 - Sometimes in life, one must recognize that it's time to move on...so, I met with my realtor and we've started looking for a different place.  Fingers crossed...

05/22/14 - Looked at a huge place on White Oak...too expensive to renovate.  Keep looking...

05/28/14 - May have found the spot!  More info soon...

06/12/14 - I found a place slightly outside of the Loop.  If I build it, will you come?  Planning on starting wholesale accounts and moving into retail within 6 months.  It's kind of a loooooong soft opening :)

06/20/14 - A good sign...meeting the architect to draw up plans next week.

07/01/14 - Architect is drawing up my plans.  Hoping to be in by December.  Fingers crossed...

08/22/14 - Drawings going to city today or Monday for permitting.  Yea!


09/04/14 - I got an actual key this week!  Mine, all mine!


09/17/14 - I will be taking some time off before the bakery opens.  I'll be out 9/20, 9/27 and 10/11.  

10/31/14 - New facade going up today!  Also, a nice mention in The Leader, a Greater Heights newspaper.  Thank you for that!

11/06/14 - Plumbing!  Plumbing is in the building!


11/24/14 - I can hardly believe it, but the architect notified me that we have all of our permits to start the rest of the build out!  


12/11/14 - I'm just going to say it...I have the best contractor EVER - Skyline Construction .  Once we had the permits, he got on it.  I've got plumbing, I've got wiring, I've got duct work, I've got panic attacks!  Just kidding, cannot wait to get started in my own space!

12/19/14 - New things I have...water, electricity (Monday), pallets of floor tiles, passed inspections.  A happy holiday, indeed!

01/02/2015 - I do have light fixtures, I do not have electricity.  This must be the part where I have to be patient...


01/14/2015 - Centerpoint has 3 days to install my electric meter and then we are a go for actual electricity! 

01/14/2015 - False alarm, people!  We are not a go for electricity!  CenterPoint now claims they need up to 4 weeks to upgrade the transformers.  They've known since November what the power requirements would be for the building, not just for me, but for all the tenants, and yet they wait until they come out to install the meter to tell us that they need to upgrade the transformers.  I'm not saying #ihatecenterpoint, but I am extremely disappointed in their service.  And just try to get a "Service Consultant" on the phone; they only respond to email because then, and only then, is there a paper trail.

02/06/2015 - Finally!  Transformers were upgraded this week and meter is going in today, allegedly.  I find it's really not a good idea to count those chickens before they hatch when you are building out a bakery.  Fingers crossed!

02/17/2015 - It's a good thing I'm not in the business of counting chickens...CenterPoint informed me that they had another 3-5 business days to install the meter, even though I had already been through that waiting period, along with the wait for the transformers.  I'm simply saying that I am not a CenterPoint fan at this point.  I've been at their mercy a little too much. Finally did get the meter installed, and I should be grateful, I suppose, that it only took them until the following Tuesday to install it. Anyway, I do have electricity, the cabinets and countertops are under construction, and the front area tile should be down this week. 
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