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Elle Feldman will not reopen Elle’s Patisserie as planned next week. She’s selling the business and building.
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Elle Feldman will not reopen Elle’s Patisserie as planned next week. She’s selling the business and building.

Elle’s Patisserie plans closure

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The owners of Rountree Neighborhood shop Elle’s Patisserie LLC have decided to close the French-style bakery and sell the business and building.

Co-owner Elle Feldman said the shop, 1454 E. Cherry St., will not reopen as scheduled on Jan. 16 after going on winter break this Christmas Eve. Feldman, who also owns and operates the adjacent Lavare Day Spa, said she’s essentially been working two full-time jobs at both businesses. Her husband Jon, the co-owner of Elle’s Patisserie who she said is her right-hand man at the bakery, also decided to pursue other business opportunities.

“Cooking is a hobby for me — it’s a creative outlet. But I’m making the choice to grow this other business,” Elle Feldman said. “We are just making some changes in our life.”

The asking price is $200,000 for the building near Cherry’s intersection with Pickwick Avenue, and $150,000 for the business, she said. Feldman said she hasn’t yet solicited potential buyers, having shared the news exclusively with Springfield Business Journal today.

“We’re really open to the possibilities and interests of others. We’re flexible,” Feldman said of the business she’s run for nine years. “The patisserie is in a really good place right now. It’s in a really good place to sell.”

In a 2016 SBJ business spotlight, Feldman reported $167,000 in 2015 revenue. She estimated 2017 revenue at $150,000, which she said was close to 2016 sales.

As Feldman switches her full focus to Lavare, she’s also rebranding and changing the name of the spa to Good Skin Day.

With a $7,000 investment this week, she plans to reopen the spa Jan. 17 under a new name after finishing decor and interior remodeling work. Good Skin Day focuses on skin treatments such as oxygen and specialty facials.

“Our focus is really on bringing skin care products that you can’t find anywhere else in Missouri, Springfield or even in the United States,” she said.

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