Hinman’s Bakery closing in Park Hill this week

A neighborhood pie shop in Park Hill is closing its retail store after two years.

The owners of Hinman’s Bakery, located at 4850 E. 39th Ave, on Tuesday posted a message to their Facebook and Instagram accounts announcing that the retail bakery will close indefinitely at 4 p.m. Friday “due to construction.” Hinman’s wholesale business will remain open.

“With much regret and sadness we will (c)lose the cafe doors for good,” the post reads. “Thank you so much for supporting Hinman’s Cafe for two wonderful years of business!”

Owner John Hinman told The Denver Post Tuesday that his sales have been but in half over the past two weeks since street construction that’s expected to last through the summer started in Park Hill along 39th Avenue. He said he’s not ruling out reopening once the construction ends, but he doesn’t want to promise customers.

Fans can still find Hinman’s baked goods throughout the summer, starting on May 11 at the Union Station Farmers Market. His breads are also sold at Denver restaurants such as Barcelona Wine Bar, Masterpiece Deli, Sarto’s and Prodigy Coffeehouse.

Hinman is a veteran of Denver’s restaurant scene. After more than a decade in Denver and Boulder restaurants, including time baking for The Post Brewing Company, he started his own wholesale pie business. He opened the Park Hill bakery in 2015 and added a cafe component in 2017. Last spring, he was planning on opening a Hinman’s Bakery outpost on East Colfax, Denverite reported. But the deal fell through, Hinman told The Denver Post Tuesday.