Rise & Shine Biscuit Kitchen and Café is expanding to Lakewood.
Owner Seth Rubin recently purchased the building at 615 Garrison St., formerly home to a salon, for a little under $800,000, he said.
The 2,430-square-foot building was constructed in 1967 on a nearly half-acre lot, according to LoopNet. Rubin paid about $329 per square foot.
An opening date for the company’s third location has yet to be determined, but Rubin expects to eventually open on a holiday as he has done in the past.
His first-ever location at 330 Holly St., which has since closed, opened New Year’s Day 2010. The two locations currently operating — 5126 W. 29th Ave. by Sloan’s Lake and 76 S. Pennsylvania St. in Wash Park — opened Halloween 2015 and July 4, 2018.
Rubin said Lakewood residents have already been frequenting the 29th Avenue location.
“I’m sort of in the phase in my business life of seeing what the possibilities are. How far can I take this little biscuit shop that could? What’s the potential, how can I grow the business in a sensible and sustainable fashion,” he said.
Rubin’s decision to purchase the new spot instead of leasing is nothing new; he also owns his location in Sloan’s Lake.
“I definitely prefer owning as I feel like it gives me the opportunity to potentially someday retire and have income potential, have a quasi-retirement fund and a real estate retirement fund,” Rubin said. “I’m also the best landlord I’ve ever had.”
The budget for the project is still undetermined as Rubin waits to hear back from his contractor after a longer than expected permitting process with the city. Initially, his plan was to pay roughly $200 per square foot for the buildout — a total of about $486,000. He now expects to pay more due to inflation.
The plan is to make it the same as other locations with the same menu and hours.
“It will most likely be 100 percent identical, even down to what a given day’s biscuit of the day is,” Rubin said.
The new store will also employ eight to 10 people, he said.
Though the biscuit shop operator is laser focused on opening his next location, there are some plans for further expansion floating around in the back of his mind.
Possible areas for future growth are the east side of town, close to the first Rise & Shine by Wash Park, and down by the south side of the city. Rubin said he wants to keep things in the Denver area for now, though, since he’d like to be able to quickly hop from spot to spot should a situation arise.
“With my ever-growing desire to play Monopoly and own commercial properties, it really depends on what opportunities present themselves,” he said.
Despite 12 and a half years in business, opening and closing several different locations, Rubin’s personal go-to menu item hasn’t wavered. A build-your-own breakfast sandwich with egg, cheese and sausage.