Bring Kolaches to Church Hill

Don't you think Church Hill could use some delicious bread pockets filled with meats and cheeses? So do we!

Commercial kitchen space in Church Hill can be hard to find. And money can be even harder to find once a space opens up.

A space has opened up next to Urban Set Bride in Church Hill (600 N. 29th street) and we are hoping to help our new friend, Heather, with enough startup cash to move in and get started! 

The space became available VERY suddenly and she needs another month to gather supplies, kitchen equipment and work on the space. 

She doesn't want to lose the space, but she is committed to selling delicious kolaches at the Farmer's Market, renting a commercial kitchen space at another location AND needs startup funds to at least secure this location for the long term. 

Excerpt from a Richmond Magazine article published December 16, 2015 by Bird Cox

"Heather Horak is not a baker by trade.

In actuality, she’s a physical therapist who's been helping people for decades; in addition to her clinical work, she volunteers globally as a physical therapist in leprosy colonies in India, and as a entrepreneurial development facilitator in Haiti. But upon her move to Richmond, fate decided to intervene and add yet another dimension to her work life: When she couldn’t find a beloved stuffed pastry from her Texas childhood, she knew she had to remedy that issue. Richmond, meet the kolache.

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."

Donate what you can to help bring another local business get started in Church Hill! 

Follow "Kolacherva" for more photos of tasty treats!

- Donate $100 and get a lifetime 10 percent discount at Craft Kolache
- Donate $350 and get a kolache named after you
- Donate $50 and get a craft kolache tshirt or coffee mug
- Donate $10 and get your first kolache free!
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Organizer and beneficiary

Christine Greenberg 
Richmond, VA
Heather Horak 
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