Longtime Burien business the Danish Bakery, located at 825 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, appears to be up for sale or lease, according to a sign posted in its window (see photo above).

We sent an email to owner Mark Pitzner, but were unable to reach him. We also found this ‘For Sale’ Ad on Craigslist, posted July 25th:

Prime Bakery in Burien WA for sale/lease….Owners retiring from great profitable business Long time customer base….If interested send me a email and I will provide you with some information and pictures…and there is room for expansion as is…

The Danish Bakery has been in business in its Olde Burien location since around 1930, and has been owned by the Pitzner family since 1967. Here’s more from their website:

Baking is a tradition in the Pitzner family. The first bakery bearing the Pitzner name was opened on October 25, 1866 in Copenhagen, Denmark by Johannes Pitzner, Sr. who later became a member of the Danish Parliament.  The current owner of the Danish Bakery in Burien is part of a history of five generations of bakers in the Pitzner family.

The Danish Bakery in Burien was opened in the old part of Burien in about 1930 by a Danish baker.  Johannes Pitzner purchased the Burien Danish Bakery in 1967. Mark Pitzner continued the family tradition in 1977.

The Bakery specializes in carefully baked Scandinavian products including Danish pastry, pumpernickel, and various other breads, cookies, and decorated cakes. We 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.

If you’re interested in buying this historic B-Town bakery, contact Mark Pitzner at (206) 242-5111 or by email at [email protected].