The Cupboard-A Locally Owned Kitchen Store at the Beginning of a Food Revolution

Original storefront of The Cupboard in 1972, Fort Collins, Colorado

Original storefront of The Cupboard in 1972, Fort Collins, Colorado

In 1972, in the quiet town of Fort Collins, Colorado, Carey Hewitt opened The Cupboard. Hewitt modeled his store after the popular Denver store of the time Board and Barrel by selling a selection of baskets, pottery, and kitchen items. At that time the store was a mere 750 square feet, the same amount of space that now accounts for the tile foyer of the current Cupboard.  Little did the owner, Carey Hewitt, know that he would be at the beginning of a complete cultural revolution in food taking place in America. [Read more…]