Friday, July 15, 2016

Beloved Local Sweet Shop Bids Au Revoir to Chamblee

Maison Robert, a purveyor of fine chocolates and pastries which first opened in Atlanta in 1977, has closed.  The business moved to Chamblee on Peachtree Road across from the Chamblee MARTA station in 2009.  The following message was posted to the business' website.

TO ALL OF OUR LOYAL CUSTOMERS:  

Bastille Day, Thursday, July 14th will be Maison Robert’s last day of business. We would like to thank you for supporting, following and eating good food with us over the past 39 years. We could not have survived without you all!  

Please know ALL family members (Robert, Patricia, David, Katia and Nick) are doing well and are completely healthy!  

As the owner responsible for running Maison Robert for the past 7 years this was mostly my (Katia, aka “The Daughter”) decision. However, my parents very much support this decision as well. When we first moved into our current location I was single and lived a mile away. It was great! 3 years ago, I got married (which is also great!) and moved to East Cobb in an effort to split a commute with my husband who works in Canton, GA. I naively did not think a 14-19 mile commute back to East Cobb every day could sometimes take up to 1 1/2 – 2 hours. Also, parking at our current location has not kept up with the needs of a retail location.  

I plan on hoarding as much equipment as I can at our house with the intention of starting up again closer to home. I have been encouraged to take some time off to figure it all out. Whatever it will be, it will be smaller. I might reopen Maison Robert in East Cobb. But I might do something entirely different and it might be called: “Robert’s Daughter”.  

I know how lucky I am to have had the past 7-9 years working alongside and getting to know both of my parents as an adult. We are fortunate to come out on the other side of this experience and still genuinely enjoy each other. It hasn’t been a perfect experience, but I know that I am lucky to have had it.  

All of us want to thank all of you again for your patronage. You have followed us to 3 different locations. You have dealt with our menu changes. You have talked about us around town and because of that, we have rarely had the need to advertise. We have been so lucky and appreciative of the abundance that has filled our lives over these years. We have worked hard for your earned support and you have helped to take care of us. This decision was not easy and has not been taken lightly.  

Lastly, I would like to thank all of the great people that have worked for us over the years. Even though you are too many to name we often enjoy reminiscing about all the great (and sometimes challenging) times we have had! We could not have done it without you all!  

Merci beaucoup à vous tous! Katia, Robert and Patricia Reeb

Where would you like to see Katia reopen?  Will you miss Maison Robert in Chamblee?  Where is your favorite place for gourmet chocolates in Atlanta?

Please share your thoughts below.  

4 comments:

Ham said...

Wow, sad to see these guys close. However, it’s refreshing to see the open and honest way they seem to be handling it.

Anonymous said...

Atlanta traffic and Chamblee zoning shutter another business...

Anonymous said...

They were actually on New Peachtree and there is not much traffic
on that portion at all. Am in that area daily.

Anonymous said...

They are a total class act and they will be missed. Best turkey sandwich anywhere.