GRACES BAKERY ANNOUNCES PERMANENT CLOSURE OF COWES STORE

Isle of Wight businesses Graces Bakery has announced the permanent closure of its shop in Cowes today (Monday).

The Cowes branch of the popular Island bakery opened 12 years ago in Cowes High Street and has since served all manner of baked goods to the town’s residents.

Sadly, however, the company has announced that its Cowes store is to close after the landlord of its shop chose not to renew the lease.

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Staff based in Cowes will be relocated to the High Street and Pyle Street stores in Newport and delivery will remain available for customers who spend £8 or more on the online shop.

A Graces Bakery spokesperson said:

“We are very sad to announce that our little shop in Cowes will be closing permanently from this Friday. It’s been such a pleasure to serve the people of Cowes over the past 12 years and we are endlessly grateful to all our customers that have supported us during that time. It is an end of an era!”
The Cowes shop will close for good on Friday (24th September).

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Cowes Nipper
Cowes Nipper
2 months ago

Great shame, sad to see it go, Cowes has such a great High Street, thanks for serving our town Graces!

ron
ron
2 months ago

Every time i went passed it was closed obviously not there flagship shop

Islander born & bred
Islander born & bred
2 months ago

Nearly always the same story when a shop has to close, the landlord won’t renew the lease. What is it with these landlords? Has another business approached them and offered more money or something?

Clive
Clive
2 months ago

Landlords end up with less in long run anyway. They let to new business at inflated rate, that doesn’t make it, then shop is empty with no money coming in for months if not years, as opposed to guaranteed rent to an established business that will go on year after year. Not that I’m a big fan of Graces anyway; would like to see more bakeries on iow selling artisan breads like farm shops, but guess they know their market, Chelsea buns and cut white loaf, nothing too Paul Hollywood. Know what we like, and like what we know

paul
paul
Reply to  Clive
2 months ago

Graces sell plenty of other breads other than white loaves and iced buns and the Artisan Bakery closed in Newport not enough people prepared to pay what it costs to make Artisan food, unfortunately.

CLIVE COUTER
CLIVE COUTER
Reply to  paul
2 months ago

Serious question, where can I get artisan bread on island if anywhere. Only 2 bakers in Ryde just have usual fare, and being originally from London was used to cacophony of wonderful bakers and miss them

Paul113
Paul113
Reply to  CLIVE COUTER
2 months ago

Farmer Jacks and Newport Friday Market

CLIVE COUTER
CLIVE COUTER
Reply to  Paul113
2 months ago

Thanks, will check them out!

Steve
Steve
Reply to  CLIVE COUTER
2 months ago

I thought there was a place in Cowes, the one where you have to sit on benches if you eat in.

YJC
YJC
2 months ago

Hope Grace’s will find another place to rent (or buy) in Cowes and continue.

 

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