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Craft Kolache signs on for 29th Street spot

From @whiskmeawaycakes:

The incredible woman behind @kolacherva just signed her lease on a commercial kitchen space in Church Hill! Richmond, you are one lucky city. These are the best kolaches I’ve ever tasted, and they’re made by hand, courtesy of a truly amazing soul. Coming at you very soon!

Heather Horak has been working towards launching Craft Kolaches for a good while, and will begin selling this season at the South of the James Farmers Market starting June 4. A Church Hill resident, she’s been looking for commercial kitchen space up here the whole time, with little luck – until now 🙂

From a Richmond Magazine piece back in December:

Kolaches, pronounced kuh-LAH-cheez, are little meals-in-bread pockets, and they hail from the Czech Republic by way of Texas. Let’s go ahead and coin the term Czexan right now — you’re welcome, proper-noun Scrabble cheaters. Horak’s new small business, Kolache, offers breakfast kolaches stuffed with eggs, sausage, gravy, and other morning favorites, as well as sweet-filled kolache varieties containing jam, pulped fruit, cream cheese, poppy seeds or a combo. Horak’s great-grandmother’s recipe is what you’ll be tasting when you sample the Kolache brand.”

Craft Kolache
600 North 29th Street
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Photos via @kolacherva


Jujubee 04/26/2016 at 8:33 AM

Can’t wait!! My dad is from Slovakia, so I’m excited to take him there!!

neighbor 04/26/2016 at 8:50 AM

Just to be clear, these are going to be sold at the farmer’s market in June and not a retail store front?

Terry Peters 04/26/2016 at 8:50 AM


Unionhillian 04/26/2016 at 9:20 AM

Oooohhh Man. The Hill’s caloric intake just got kicked up…again!

Elaine Odell 04/26/2016 at 9:29 AM

Ready for the yummy goodness!

WarGibFA 04/26/2016 at 9:39 AM

Wonder if they’ll be anything like the Russian kalachi that I grew up with… Regardless, great to hear!

Knownhuman 04/26/2016 at 9:58 AM

Good thing the Hill is so walkable. Because we’d all be fat and broke otherwise.

Suz G. 04/26/2016 at 1:31 PM

Is it too soon for me to start saying WHEN WHEN WHEN WHEN???
Looks amazing & I can’t wait!!

The Kolache Girl 04/26/2016 at 4:37 PM

Everyone: Thanks for your overwhelming support! I’m glad y’all are as excited as I am to bring kolache to Richmond.

For now, my primary committment is to selling @South of the James farmers market, and to do this, the City requires me to be in a commercial kitchen. Hence, my lease on this space. Once the kitchen is inspected, I will take special orders and have limited retail hours.

I do have plans to eventually turn this into a full-time retail space. This will be a bit process as I am currently planning to keep my 40 hr/week physical therapist job indefinitely; retail open hours will gradually ramp up as I figure out how to balance it all! We will have a big ol Kolache party when I first open my doors! In the meantime, please stop by and say hi! ~Craft Kolache/Heather

JC 04/27/2016 at 8:59 AM

Looks like it’s going in the old “Chocolates by Kelly” space at 600 N. 29th St (corner of Leigh and 29th)?


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