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Closed Cake Shop vows to rise again

Sweet: The Cake Shop on Curving Avenue.

A bakery told customers yesterday it was working hard to “regroup” and open its doors again after a tough year caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Cake Shop, on Curving Avenue, Pembroke, posted a message on Facebook to explain why it had yet to reopen after what was intended to be a temporary closure in August for renovations.

The post read: “The past year has been strenuous on all businesses.

“We have experienced something none of us ever imagined.

“Smaller and larger organisations were forced to make very difficult decisions.”

The post said: “While some of us were able to keep our doors open, our client base was extremely limited due to the island-wide closures and our bottom lines took a serious hit.

“Nevertheless, we persevered in an all-out attempt to keep our business afloat and our employees employed.”

The post said Shawn Thomas, the owner, had used his personal resources to keep the business afloat and that it was "truly a struggle“.

It added: “As we continue to push forward through an already strained economy, we ask your patience and understanding as we regroup and find the best way forward to serve you once again with excellence and provide the full range of products that you have come to know and love.

“We are eager to reopen our doors.”

The Cake Shop shut on August 9 for what was said to be cleaning and minor renovations and was scheduled to reopen on September 1.

The store suffered a break-in the day before the Good Friday holiday on April 2 when armed robbers escaped with cash and baked goods.

Mr Thomas could not be contacted for comment yesterday.

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Published September 23, 2021 at 7:56 am (Updated September 23, 2021 at 7:56 am)

Closed Cake Shop vows to rise again

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