Fans of Swissbäkers‘ pretzel rolls and Berliners will have to find another bakery to get their pastry fix.
In a message directed to their customers on Wednesday evening, owners Helene and Thomas Stohr, along with their sons Tobey and Nick, shared the news across social media that they had closed all Swissbäkers locations.
“To the best guests in the world,” the family wrote. “It’s with a heavy heart that we must inform you that we have to close our doors.We want to thank you for letting us help start your morning the Swiss way for the last 13 years, it has been an honor.”
To the best guests in the world. It’s with a heavy heart that we must inform you that we have to close our doors.We want to thank you for letting us help start your morning the Swiss way for the last 13 years, it has been an honor.
Helene, Thomas, Tobey & Nick pic.twitter.com/GR83qzrvoF
— swissbäkers (@swissbakers) December 5, 2019
Swissbäkers did not immediately respond to Boston.com’s request for comment.
Helene and Thomas first moved to the United States in the late 1990s and found work in the food industry before officially establishing Swissbäkers in 2006. After opening a brick and mortar in Reading in 2009, the Stohrs expanded the business to Allston, North Station, and Harvard Square’s Smith Campus Center, as well as an additional stint at Boston Public Market that ended in October. At each location, they championed baked goods from their native Switzerland: pretzel rolls, croissants, and sugar-dusted Berliners, along with soups, salads, and sandwiches.
There is no word on whether the Stohrs will continue Swissbäkers elsewhere.