WHILE one door has closed, another has opened for staff at CE Higginson’s bakery on Flamborough Road, which is due to close later this month.
Regular customers will still see a familiar face as staff members Jeanette Spensley, 47, and Debbie Myles, 33, are opening a new shop on the same site.
Once CE Higginson’s closes on October 22, the pair will launch their new shop, to be called ‘Hot and Tasty’.
It will continue to serve sandwiches, bread and cakes along with a new range of tasty hot food such as soup, jacket potatoes and paninis.
Jeanette, who has worked at the bakery for five years, said: “We’ve spoken with the customers who come into the bakery and we think it will be really popular. We can’t wait to get started.”
Debbie, who has worked for CE Higginson’s for just over two years, said that “it’s been like waiting for Christmas” while preparing to open the shop themselves.
“We had been discussing it for a while and then when we got our notice, we just decided to go for it. It was daunting at first to think ‘we’re going to be the boss’, but now we’re both really excited to get started.”
Owners of CE Higginson, Peter Boughton and Terry Cooper, are closing the business after being in charge for around 37 years due to retirement.
Once the Flamborough Road shop closes its doors for the final time on October 22, the girls will refurbish the interior, fit a new sign, and hope to open by October 28 or 29.
“We’ve done our market research on our regular customers and we know we’ll be opening the shop with plenty of support from them,” said Jeanette, who confirmed that Saturday staff member Holly Schofield will also continue working at the shop.
Jeanette and Debbie said they would also be looking into the possibility of taking on new staff once the business is established.