Fifth Tier Baking Studio Joins Downtown Retailers

February 15, 2017

Business owner Lyle Houston was officially welcomed to downtown on February 14 with a ribbon cutting ceremony held celebrating the opening of The Fifth Tier Baking Studio at 54 Columbia Street. Houston is not just working to feed the community; he’s also working with fellow business owners to foster the camaraderie that comes with operating in an urban environment. The 250-square-foot shop allows room for the bare necessities, meaning baking is done across the street at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen; the restaurant is also one of two locations where fans can find Fifth Tier baked goods outside of the shop, the other being the recently opened 3Fish Coffee on Madison Avenue.

Implementation of the Impact Downtown Albany strategic plan is continuing to support new opportunities for retailers. Serving as a catalyst and creating additional interest, Fifth Tier is one of seven new downtown retailers to open since early 2016. The Fifth Tier Baking Studio is located at 54 Columbia Street. Hours are 7:00 AM – 2:30 PM Monday through Friday. For more information call (518) 650-7240 or visit