Andre's Confiserie Suisse Will Close at the End of December After 49 Years

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A venerable Cherry Creek fixture is calling it quits after 49 years. Andre's Confiserie Suisse opened in 1967 but will bake its last confection on December 31. The bakery is known for its tortes, pastries, croissants, quiches and other European specialties, as well as its daily lunch with no permanent menu but a rotating roster of homey, hearty Swiss, French and German dishes. For most of its existence, the kitchen at Andre's has been helmed by Swiss-born chef Bruno Gegenschatz, who has trained a brigade of Denver talent in the arts of Swiss pastries — including pastry chef Natalia Spampinato, currently at Coohills, and Aniedra Nichols, executive chef at Elway's Cherry Creek.

Despite its age, Andre's is not a Denver original. The company was founded in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1955 by Swiss immigrants André and Elsbeth Bollier. The business expanded and several franchises were opened across the country into the 1970s, including locations in California and Texas. Today, only the original, a second Andre's in Overland Park, Kansas, and our own Cherry Creek confiserie still operate.

A call to the restaurant was not returned, but the closing date was confirmed. With the holidays upon us, there's no better time to stock up — while you still can — on sweet treats for special occasions.

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