After more than 50 years, Fischer Cukrászda (Fischer Confectionery) in Angyalföld, Budapest is closing its doors for good. The exact reason for the closure has not been disclosed by the family running the place.
Another well-known and popular Budapest confectionery is leaving us, Index reports. The sign on the door of Fischer Cukrászda, which has been operating for around 50 years, says goodbye to its customers.
Legendary confectionery closed last Saturday
Some people in the area have speculated for a long time that the confectionery might close. And on Saturday, it did. Then on Monday, a notice appeared on the door of the restaurant. It was a statement from the Fischer family, saying:
Thank you to everyone who has been a customer and loved us for the past 50+ years!
According to the Street Kitchen website, Fischer Confectionery has been run by the same family since its founding. They write that Aurél Fischer, 85, had been running the business since 1973 (other sources say the elderly founder is 86 or 87). He was actively involved until the very end.
Elderly founder, rough competition
The exact reason for the closure has not been disclosed by the family. However, locals attribute it to two reasons. The first is that the elderly Fischer was tired and there was no one in the family to take over the running of the business. The other is that in recent years, a number of new-wave confectioneries have opened up on nearby Pozsonyi Street, making it increasingly difficult for the Fischer Cukrászda to compete.
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