The 410 bakery began in August of 2015, when Coffee Crossing realized their need to institute a bakery to supply their pastries. The owner, Alan Butts, had a daughter who recently graduated from the Culinary Institute of America with a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts. A small space was carved out of the back room of the new Jeffersonville coffee shop with just enough room for an oven, a table, and some racks. Although the bakery wasn’t heavily advertised, the consistency and quality of the products were certainly an indication of the new change.
The name was chosen while at a specialty coffee convention in Seattle. There are two reasons the number 410 seemed to fit so well. The first is for the address of the Jeffersonville store that the bakery started in, 410 Patrol Road. The second reason is the Bible verse 1 Peter 4:10 that encompasses Emily’s mission statement for the bakery: “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
With that mission, 410 Bakery supports both local and international ministries with the profits received. It is their goal to help and serve as much as possible.
It wasn’t long before Emily ran out of space. With a third coffee shop opening in the fall of 2016 it was time to start looking for a new location. An old building at 140 East Main Street, originally built in 1929 as a gas station, might not have seemed like an ideal location at first glance, but it possessed a very unique style that could not be passed up. Unlike its small beginnings in the back of a coffee shop, the new 410 Bakery location will be a full retail bakery offering small batch artisan breads, modern pastries, and a coffee bar.