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Pastry by Camille closes, but owner is optimistic about the future

Posted at 4:50 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 15:55:02-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Pastry by Camille has closed its doors. Owner Camille Le Caer said there are a couple of reasons why he decided to close.

"I want more time to be with my family. And coronavirus maybe for the provisional, it's just not going to be really good for working as a local patisserie," he said.

It opened in north Buffalo in June 2018.

"This is a place that will be missed," said Cara Hartzell, who used to work there. "There really aren't many French places in the city so it was nice that we could kind of fill a gap."

Although Camille is saying au revoir to the Pastry, he said this isn't the end for him. He plans to adapt to the changing situation and stay in Buffalo.

"I can work for someone, I can help with some things, maybe a corporate job, maybe a private chef," said Le Caer. "I don't know I'm going to let the doors open and let people come to me. I want to keep baking, I want to keep also [being a] chef."

And although customers will no longer be able to have Saturday or Sunday brunch, croissants or macaroons, Camille said he's grateful to all of them.

"I owe them a lot because it's the guests, this patronage you have daily who's going to let you be able to have a tomorrow," he said.

The Pastry will be open one more time on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, to honor gift cards, allow customers one more chance to buy pastries and baked goods, and share memories.