Pretzel City Kitchens will be open for free tours as part of an event at Wagner House.
The project to create a certified, commercial grade kitchen that would be open for community use began in earnest several years ago. Now, after much grant-seeking and traversing several hurdles, it’s almost ready to open for business.
Freeport City Manager Lowell Crow says Pretzel City Kitchens is an important part of the city’s hope for the future.
“It ties right into our strategic plan that we are a ‘maker’ city, that we are an entrepreneurial city," he said.
Freeport Mayor Jodi Miller says everyone is happy that the facility is finally coming together.
“There are entrepreneurs that are ready to get started," she said, "and I know a gentleman that travels quite a distance to use someone else’s kitchen, so I know he’s excited about being able to be a part of that."
The nonprofit project took years to get to this point. But it looks like the burners will be lit, and available for use, in the very near future.