CORBEAUX BAKEHOUSE CLOSES ITS DOORS ON NOVEMBER 28
It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce the closure of our Corbeaux Bakehouse, effective Saturday, November 28th. We know that this sudden closure will come as a shock to our customers and the Calgary community at large, but it is a business decision that has been weighing on us for some time. We opened the Bakehouse 11 months ago with a bold vision to house a world-class bakery and sit-down restaurant in a single location, but in reality, that business model was not suited for such a large premium location. Continuing on is just not financially feasible for our company.
Fratello Coffee Roasters and our Analog Coffee locations are still going strong and taking Corbeaux Bakehouse off of our plate will only allow those businesses to grow even stronger. The Corbeaux brand itself will also continue on — we’re closing the Bakehouse but have already moved bakery production into our Fratello warehouse just off of Blackfoot Trail. The Corbeaux Bakery brand will continue to provide baked goods and sandwiches to the Analog Coffee locations on 17th Avenue, in the Calgary Farmers’ Market and at Southcentre Mall. Our focus now with Corbeaux Bakery will be to continue to grow through offering our products to other businesses on a wholesale basis and provide catering services to businesses and individuals through out Calgary. Corbeaux Bakehouse’s Culinary Director Keith Luce is staying on with the company and will head our bakery division.
We know that the closure of the Bakehouse comes as a surprise, especially to anyone who has seen the bustle in front of the bakery case and the long lines for weekend brunch, but from an economic point of view, retiring the Bakehouse was the only sensible option.
We thank all of the guests who shared meals with family and friends at Corbeaux and raved about our bread, pastries, and other products. We were honoured to be so warmly embraced by the Calgary community and look forward to the next phase of the Corbeaux Bakery brand as well as continuing to grow our Analog Coffee locations and Fratello Coffee wholesale division.