After 40 years of delicious, and authentic, French pastries and baked goods, Birmingham’s Le Petit Prince has closed its doors for good. The good news is that it has reopened with a new owner and a new name – Blue Canary Confections, 124 W. 14 Mile Road at Pierce Street, after Annie Dennis purchased the shop from Marcel and Yvette Didierjean. Blue Canary Confections, open Wednesdays through Sundays, is a modern bakery, Dennis said. “I’m trying to introduce new flavors, exposing customers to new things by turning everything up a notch or two to make them a little more special. People love trying new things.” Blue Canary still offers classics like croissants, “We sell out of almond croissants every morning,” she said, as well as baguettes, breads and French cookies and eclairs, but also offers chocolate chip cookies, seven-layer bars, chocolates, pastries and candies using very high-quality ingredients. Everything is beautifully finished and designed, as well. Dennis, who grew up in the neighborhood, remembers walking to Le Petit Prince as a child, and now that the extensive renovations are complete, hopes others do as well, with coffee on the horizon. Blue Canary works to be ethically and sustainably-sourced, and every goody is made in-house.
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