15 March 2007

Update: Swiss Connection

Last week I posted about the Swiss Consulate in Kansas City. While preparing for our move to Zürich I discovered the Consulate is actually Andre's Chocolates, a business owned by the Swiss-American Bollier family.

When I ate in their restaurant the waitress informed me there is no longer a Swiss Consulate in Kansas City due to an illness in the family.

I am happy to report that the information was incorrect, as evidenced by the following e-mail I received from one of the family...

First of all I would like to thank you for kind words about not only Andre's but also the Bollier family. We always strive for excellence in everything we do.

I do have to make a correction on the information you were given while eating here at Andre's. Marcel Bollier was diagnosed with MS a number of years ago, but is dealing with it quite well.

The Swiss Consulate in Kansas City continues to exist and will continue until the Swiss government says other wise. I do realize this misunderstanding is not your fault. I simply thought you would want to know that Marcel is doing well and again thank you for your kind words.

Rene Bollier (3rd generation)

1 comment:

Expat Traveler said...

That is ultra cool! Our experience with the Irish Consulate of Vancouver hasn't been so nice.. I'd hope in a heartbeat all consulates treated people that way!!!

Feel lucky for sure...