Longtime Burien Business Danish Bakery Sold, New Owners Take Over Oct. 15
As we first reported in late July, longtime Burien business the Danish Bakery was put up for sale recently, and according to Owner Lola Pitzner, it’s been sold.
The new owners will take over Oct. 15, and residents can expect some sort of “going away party” for the current iteration in early October. Lola said Thursday (Sept. 8th) that the new owners will keep it as a bakery, although not necessarily a Danish one.
Lola added that upon retirement, she will spend more time traveling.
“This has been a good business for us,” she said. “We were able to live a good life in a nice home, but now it’s time to retire.”
The Danish Bakery was opened in Burien in about 1930 by a Danish baker named Oskar Christensen. Christensen sold it in 1944 to Willy Andersen, another Dane. Andersen sold it to Johannes Pitzner in 1967. Mark Pitzner continued the family tradition starting in 1977.
According to their website:
The Bakery specializes in carefully-baked Scandinavian products including Danish pastry, pumpernickel, and various other breads, cookies, and decorated cakes. They serve coffee, espresso drinks, and cold beverages in our small cafe. We also have a fine assortment of hard to find imported Scandinavian goods such as imported jams, cheeses, chocolates, lefse, etc.
We encourage all of our Readers to try to stop by, buy some of the Pitzner’s great bakery items and bid them a fond adieu. Once we learn more about the new owners, we’ll post another followup story.