Alsace Lorraine Fine Pastries
 
On January 17, 1947 across the street from its current location, a German immigrant started with two cakes, one "quarter sheet" (for 20 people) and a "round cake" (for 10 people). He prayed for the cakes to sell and luckily, it did. The next day he made three, then four and then five. His wife soon contributed to the baking and thus the beginning of Alsace-Lorraine Fine Pastries. Husband Norberd and wife Rita Boughgobacher decided to name their new bakery after a small territory between France and Germany.

The territory, composed of Alsace and parts of Lorraine, belonging to the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation from the year 1921, but was gradually annexed by France after the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. After the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, the Treaty of Frankfurt confirmed the return of these areas to the newly-founded German Empire. A short-lived independence after World War I was ended by French troops in 1918 and the 1919 Treaty of Versailles. In 1940 the area was taken by Nazi Germany and then reverted again to French control in 1945 at the end of World War II.

After a year, the Boughgobacher family expanded their bakery across the street where is stands today. When Norberd decided to retire, he sold the store to the Intenman family. They ran the store for another 12 years and later sold it to the Calvin family that are now and still keeping with the long tradition of delivering outstanding and delightful pastries and cakes to the Long Beach community.
 
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Website: www.alsacelorrainepastries.com
 
4334 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
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