LOGAN SQUARE — The French bakery La Boulangerie announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it will be closing its Logan Square location at the end of the year.
"It's with a heavy heart that we have to announce that La Boulangerie LOGAN SQUARE will be closing doors permanently December 31st at 7PM. We thank you for all your support through these 3 wonderful years. Until then come and see us we still have 21 days with you guys! We will let you know pretty soon about a farewell party!"
Though much loved for their breads, pastries and macarons, the bakery was perhaps best known for an non-compete clause with neighbors New Wave Coffee that only allowed its to sell croissants a dozen at a time.
In fall 2010, when La Boulangerie opened, the odd agreement stirred up quite a brouhaha among online reviewers and sparked coverage from several media outlets, including the Chicago Reader, GrubHub and the Chicago Tribune.
When reached by phone Wednesday morning, La Boulangerie manager Maggy Legros did not elaborate on what was behind the closing, saying only "We reached a settlement with our neighbor."
Though she confirmed she was referring to New Wave Coffee, she did not explain how that factored into the bakery's closing.
"Legally, I cannot say more, but we reached a settlement."
New Wave's owners did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday.
Legros did not say whether La Boulangerie owner Vincent Colombet had plans to move the Logan Square bakery or open another one, but said they will be throwing a goodbye party at 5 p.m. Dec. 21 and may share plans for the future then.
A second La Boulangerie location, opened in Lakeview in fall 2012, will remain open.