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Locals’ treat: Annette’s set to re-open Friday

Jason Auslander
The Aspen Times
Annette and Fino Docimo have been a part of the local culinary scene more than two decades. They're roasting a pig today and serving up other treats as a thank-you to the community for providing so much support during Fino's recent cancer treatment. Fino is currently in remission.
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Help fino beat cancer

A Go Fund Me page is collecting donations to help toward Fino Docimo’s fight against stage 4 bladder cancer. To contribute, visit http://www.gofundme.com/z76qrck8.

Aspen locals take note: After being closed for more than two months, Annette’s Mountain Bake Shop is back.

The popular bakery and sandwich shop on the Hyman Avenue pedestrian mall has been closed since early October when co-owner Fino Docimo was diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer.

However, with Docimo now undergoing chemotherapy, the shop is set to re-open Friday, albeit with a couple new employees, said Annette Docimo, Fino’s wife and co-owner of the bake shop.

“I’ve never worked with anyone except my husband,” Annette said.

The shop will feature most of the regular menu of sandwiches, along with cookies and soup, she said. Other goodies locals have gotten used to since the shop opened in 2012, like the homemade donuts, will eventually make their way back to the menu, she said.

For the time being, however, the shop will not offer bread, though Annette will bake the bread used in her sandwiches, she said.

“(Fino) always baked the bread,” Annette said. “I haven’t gotten good enough yet.”

The shop will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m., she said.

“We’re closed Monday because Monday is chemo day,” Annette said.

Fino is undergoing treatment at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs and is “doing well,” she said.

“We should be able to get him into remission,” Annette said. “But it will take time.”

Fino and Annette moved to Aspen in the early 1990s with their two daughters and have been a part of the area’s culinary scene ever since.