Siblings Spencer Budros and Anne Fletcher were inspired to create a unique dessert experience in their native hometown Columbus.
Their experiences were the perfect compliment to one another. Spencer’s career as a pastry chef in Scottsdale, Arizona combined with Anne’s career in financial planning and investment management, allowed their dream to become a reality.
Together they opened their patisserie in August of 2004.
Their extraordinary team of professionals shares the inspiration and excitement of Spencer and Anne’s original vision. They aspire for Pistacia Vera to become a destination for all who love pastry & dessert.
1930 Reiner’s Bakery is built.
German emigrant, Gottlieb “George” Reiner, built his dream bakery at 541 South Third Street. For 44 years, the Reiner family doughnuts and cakes were a neighborhood favorite until 1974.
1974 Tom Thurn Foods opens its doors.
In 1974, Tom Thurn and Willie Plank bought the Reiners site and were equal partners in the bakery business. It was named Tom Thurn Foods after Tom Thurn’s father and Willie’s father-in-law, Thomas Thurn. Thurn’s is also a German Village name. It was a bakery and also sold Thurn’s lunchmeat, a staple of the lunch counter there.
For the next 30 years, Thurn’s became a German Village institution. All were saddened when Thurn’s closed its doors in 2004.
2004 Pistachio opens.
Siblings Spencer Budros and Anne Fletcher opened their bakery in the Short North Arts District of Columbus Ohio.
2007 Pistachio moves to German Village and is renamed Pistacia Vera.
After three successful years in the Short North Arts district of Columbus, Pistachio moved its business. Located in Historic German Village, they renamed their business Pistacia Vera. After a complete restoration of the building and pastry kitchen, Pistacia Vera is proud to call the bakery landmark home. The renovation and design of Pistacia Vera gained international recognition from the American Institute of Architects (AIA). It was honored with an AIA merit award in 2008.