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Kirchmayr Chocolatier in Timonium closing after 30+ years

Posted at 10:31 AM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 12:18:09-04

TIMONIUM, Md. (WMAR) — A Maryland staple known for their European style chocolates plans to close its doors after more than 30 years.

Albert Kirchmayr has owned and operated Kirchmayr Chocolatier since 1987.

But he recently announced on Facebook that the COVID-19 crisis has changed the future of his business, and that "Due to the very uncertain economic future, we can not commit to renewing a long term lease with our landlord."

Therefore, Kirchmayr said he made the difficult decision to close down the shop after Easter.

In the meantime, the business located on Deereco Road in Timonium will continue to produce candy for Easter, which can be ordered through their website and either picked up or shipped to you.

"Show your love to family and friends, near and far, say thank you to people who help you. I am sure, whenever you gave someone our chocolate as a present, they had a smile on their face and enjoyed every bite. Why not do this right now, when everyone is faced with negative news every day. Give them a reason to smile," Kirchmayr said in his closing statement.