Pastry shop gives Andover a piece of the pie
September 7, 2012 by Mark
After years of customer putting the heat on Fisichelli’s Pastry Shop to open a second location in Andover, owners of the landmark bakery will finally roll out another store.
Nina Fisichelli Gaffny, the third generation proprietor of Fisichellis, who first opened the family bakery in nearby Lawrence in 1915, has found a location on Main Street and already, the orders for cannolis are already popping up. New shops that feature a varied menu or list of specialties often require the efforts of brochure printers to advertise their offerings to the community.
Gaffny’s grandfather was an immigrant of Italian descent and opened the original bakery, using brick ovens, almost 100 years ago. He passed the bakery on to his son Frank and, eventually, Gaffny took the business over from her father nearly 21 years ago.
Fisichelli’s 38 types of cookies are still baked in an ancient brick oven and the bakery is famous for miles around for its delicious Italian pastries and cannolis. Gaffny has customers that come from Andover, and she has been warming up to the idea of a shop here for some time. After scouting out several locations, she got the nod from the town planning commission to use retail space on Main Street, which was small and cozy.
“It was the kind of feel I wanted for the bakery.”
Fisichelli’s Pastry in Andover is set to open mid-September and customers eager for the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of fresh, Italian cannolis can hardly wait. Gaffny says that she is currently being swamped by phone calls from people wanting to work there. More information is available on the Fisichelli’s website.