No sooner had we posted our Restaurant Roll Call for November that news of more closings started rolling in. Marie's Cafe has shut its doors after 35 years, ending a Boulder breakfast institution. The spot had been in the same family -- natives of Czechoslovakia -- since 1979, but after her husband passed away, Dolly decided it was time to "go out on top and retire."
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Over the years, Marie's had become famous -- and sometimes infamous -- for its kolacek, pastries also known as kolaches, as well as specials that included schnitzel.
Marie's closed on Saturday, when this message from Dolly was posted on the Facebook page:
It has been my distinct pleasure to get to know all the wonderful families and friends that have come to dine at my restaurant over all these years, You have helped Marie's remain one of Boulder's most popular breakfast and lunch cafe's and we will miss serving you.