Could Pain Quo Be Quitting Chiswick?

The bakery and cafe has been 'discreetly' listed for sale


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Le Pain Quotidien, the Belgian bakery/cafe on the site of the former Balans, may be thinking of leaving Chiswick.

An advertisement for a Discreet Sale of a "prime location, opposite Nando's on Chiswick High Road", with a large front trade garden and 3,000 square feet ground floor and basement " has appeared on a property website.

The advertisement does not name the property for sale but includes a photograph of the interior which is easily identifiable as Le Pain Quotidien.

One local business source in Chiswick said he was aware that it had been advertised for several months.

The rental advertised is £135,000 per annum with a lease that expires in 2031. The building includes a self-contained two-bedroomed flat.

Le Pain Quotidien is a worldwide chain of organic, environmentally friendly café/restaurants specialising in freshly baked bread and patisseries to eat in or take away. The Chiswick branch opened in 2012. Le Pain Quotidien means "The Daily Bread" and was founded in 1990 as an artisanal bakery in Belgium, when chef Alain Coumont struggled to find the perfect bread for his restaurant in Brussels.

The cafes are also distinctive for their communal tables, and often use exposed brickwork and traditional sustainable timber interiors.

We are attempting to contact Le Pain Quotidien for confirmation.

January 30, 2015

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