An authentic and classic French patisserie – or pastry shop, for us plebeian Americans – has opened at Maple and Telegraph. Chez Pierre et Genevieve, 6525 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Township, has taken up residence by Roland Optics and Leo’s Coney Island, offering classics including croissants, palmiers and brioche; breads, including olive bread, rustic sourdough and country bread with fig; a wide range of French pastries, ranging from tarts – apple, lemon, blueberry and linzer, eclairs, and mille feuille; and savories which include Quiche Lorraine and onion tart. “Our chef and his team create exceptional breads, pastries and chocolates, using authentic artisanal techniques and the best ingredients imported from France,” their Facebook page said. Business Matters for the Birmingham - Bloomfield area are reported by Lisa Brody. Send items for consideration to LisaBrody@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.