With a fun, pop-art yet also laid back vibe, the Hi*Rise is the perfect place to grab a bagel or cup of coffee. Having been open for three years, the Hi*Rise has definitely found its niche on the corner of 22nd and Larimer. After a previous job working at a bagel place, owner Doug Anderson decided to open his own shop, explaining that he “loved the early morning hours” and breakfast in general.
But the Hi*Rise isn’t just another bakery it also promotes local businesses and helps the community. Its coffee is locally roasted and, along with its bread flour, most of its other ingredients are purchased locally. And something I’m sure we’ve all wondered at one time or another: what happens with the left over food a restaurant doesn’t sell? Well Doug makes good use of it by donating it to Step 13, a non-profit, transitional living program for the addicted homeless.
Along with helping out the community, the Hi*Rise also promotes biking. With about half of his employees biking to work (even more during the warmer months), Doug offers a secure, inside bike storage area for all employee bikes. He also notes that a good amount of customers bike to the shop, too.
BikeDenver thanks the Hi*Rise for being a great member of our community and promoting biking.
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