Sacre bleu! The oldest bakery in Paris is going out of business1/4/2013
If that baguette you ordered is soggy with tears, it could be because the oldest bakery in Paris has announced that its doors will be closing after more than 200 years of croissants and sacristains. The Boulangerie Patisserie Au Grand Richelieu, which opened in 1810, will stop serving its unforgettable baked goods because the owner can't afford the steep increase in rent, which will balloon from $22,860 to $44,450 this year. "I would have liked to see someone take over the bakery, but I know it will close and die," longtime owner Claude Esnault said. "It's an end. A sad end." It is, but is there any chance they'd sell those pastries at clearance prices? [Source]
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