New Bakery Honors Traditional Italian Baking and Her Dog Nino, a Rescue.
“In Italy, Nino loved going into bakeries as most are pet-friendly establishments,” says owner Mirada Rinaldi. “After years of thinking about opening a bakery, I came back to DC from Italy and was working at the State Department and decided it was time to just go for it.”
Working with GTM Architects on the design and buildout, Nino’s Bakery boasts a bright and cheery interior. Traditional white-trimmed woodwork, early 20th century industrial style pendant lights and vintage brass pastry displays are juxtaposed with sleek black granite tops, portions of exposed ceiling and a “weathered” concrete floor finish, says Traci Weems, LEED AP BD+C, GTM Architects’ Associate.
Bethany Kazaba, Principal of Neighborhood Retail Group, represented the landlord in lease negotiations for Nino’s Bakery, which is located off the main lobby of a newly renovated office building.
Everything at Nino’s Bakery is handmade—no commercial mixes or products pre-made by suppliers. The menus will also offer assorted platters for corporate catering.
Nino’s Bakery is located at 1310 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, next to the DC Design Center.