Easy Tiger Bake Shop & Beer Garden closes the city center where the concept was introduced in 2011.
“This is a bittersweet moment,” Easy Tiger said in a September 18 statement. “Sixth Street is our home, where we baked our first breads and poured our first craft beers.” So much good has come out of this little bakery, and so much more is coming. “
What’s coming later this year is a new Easy Tiger location in South Austin that will occupy the former Red’s Porch on South Lamar Boulevard. The Red’s Porch location at 3508 S. Lamar Blvd. closed last year. Easy Tiger’s location at Linc in North Austin remains open. Plus, the mobile bread truck is still making stops across Austin, and the bread and baked goods are available at local stores such as HEB, Randalls, and Whole Foods Market.
An opening date for the South Lamar site has not been set.
The location on Sixth Street was temporarily closed in March after the pandemic and never reopened. On September 18, Easy Tiger made the closure permanent.
Although Easy Tiger is saying goodbye to its seat at 709 E. Sixth St., the bread, beer, and food concept promises to return to downtown Austin at some point. But the company isn’t sure when that will happen.
“Our little bakery on Sixth Street started us off and made us what we are. It will always have a special place in our hearts, ”says David Norman, Head of“ Doughpuncher ”at Easy Tiger. “It was a challenging year, but it made us a lot stronger. We have so much to offer, and we’re grateful for the support of the Austin community. “
In response to the pandemic, Easy Tiger launched curb and delivery services and launched an e-commerce operation to ship bread across the country.
In the statement, Easy Tiger said it was a “heartbreaking decision” to close his birthplace.
“We had problems like the rest of Sixth Street … COVID-19 hit this area and us particularly hard,” the Easy Tiger statement said. “We had the opportunity to amicably revise the rental agreement with our landlord and we accepted it.”