Record #: R2023-380   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 3/15/2023 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 3/15/2023
Title: Recognition of La Petite Pastry Shop's 50 years of business and congratulations extended to Bill and Kim Gobel on retirement
Sponsors: Quinn, Marty
Attachments: 1. R2023-380.pdf

Resolution Congratulating La Petite Pastry Shop

WHEREAS, La Petite Pastry Shop has ended a fifty-five year run on the Southwest Side; and

WHEREAS, The Honorable Marty Quinn, Alderman of the 13th Ward, has apprised the members of the chamber of this remarkable history; and

WHEREAS, Bill Gobel immigrated to the United State from Germany and began working in his uncle's pastry shop. He worked at many Southwest Side Bakeries. He later join the U.S. Army and was stationed in France. Upon the end of his service in 1967, Bill opened La Petite Pastry Shop at 2809 W 63rd Street. In 1973, a young Kim, fresh out of high school, started working at La Petite; and

WHEREAS, In 1976 Bill and Kim opened a second LaPetite location in the Clearing Neighborhood. Bill and Kim married in 1987, making them business and life partners; and

WHEREAS, La Petite was a staple in the Clearing Neighborhood for many year, offering the best chocolate doughnuts, superb bacon buns and pecan coffeecakes around. Their famous Rainbow cake celebrated numerous momentous occasions; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and members of the City of Chicago City Council, gathered together this fifteenth Day of March, 2023, do hereby congratulate Bill and Kim Gobel on many years of service to the Southwest Side of Chicago and wish them many happy years of retirement

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be prepared and presented to Bill and Kim Gobel.


MARTY QL                     

Alderman, 13th Ward