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Henri’s Bakery Now Open In Permanent Andrews Square Space

The Atlanta institution debuted its new Buckhead digs August 17.

The Atlanta institution debuted its new Buckhead digs August 17.

Henri’s Bakery and Café, an Atlanta institution for nearly 89 years, Thursday opened its new permanent home in the Andrews Square development, at 56 East Andrews Drive.

The new digs are a block from the old Irby Avenue location and just around the corner from the temporary space Henri’s Bakery occupied since late May.

In its new space Henri’s boasts a fresh look with white subway tile, hex-tile flooring, and a banquette with individual seating along the back wall. An expanded deli section promises a streamlined experience for customers purchasing soups, salads and sandwiches.

An outdoor covered patio and an indoor courtyard are expected to be open later this fall at Henri’s Bakery.

“Henri’s Bakery has kept its old-time feel and charm but now has the look of a fresh, modern bakery,” Anthony DiNardo, Henri’s owner, said in a prepared statement Thursday.

“Parking is much better, and the increased seating allows for an even greater experience. Loyal patrons will be delighted, while the fresh atmosphere also will appeal to a younger generation that may not have discovered us yet.”

Providing a sense of continuity is important to DiNardo, who purchased Henri’s from his mother, aunts and uncle last year.

He runs the 88-year-old family business with his sisters Kim Macbain and Ashlyn DiNardo.

“It has always been important to me that Henri’s remain a part of the family so we can continue carrying on the legacy of my great-grandfather Henri Fiscus,” DiNardo said.

“I’m thrilled we found the perfect location in the Buckhead West Village that keeps us in the community that has been so good to us over the years and so supportive and understanding during our transition. We look forward to bringing back all of Henri’s favorites and serving our friends and neighbors for many more decades to come.”

Henri’s Bakery is open Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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