Refurbished bakery for Colchester High Street

Mayor Helen Chuah opens new Greggs store on Colchester High Street

Mayor Helen Chuah opens new Greggs store on Colchester High Street

First published in News

THE mayor of Colchester cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Greggs store on Colchester High Street.

Helen Chuah officially declared the shop and cafe open during a ceremony yesterday evening.

Mrs Chuah said: “This is good news for the town, and also for office workers who can pop in for a sandwich or bread roll.

“It is good to see a shop being refurbished, and it is so much better than seeing a shop close on our High Street.”

Greggs took over Baker’s Oven several years ago and the re-brand is part of a wider development across the country.

Sue Pook, retail operations manager for East Anglia, said: “It is still the same great products and great value, but in a better environment.”

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12:19pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Wow! What how fortunate are Greggs! Will a plaque be unveiled?
Wow! What how fortunate are Greggs! Will a plaque be unveiled? Say It As It Is OK?
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12:21pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Meant to say...
Wow! How fortunate are Greggs! Will a plaque be unveiled?
Meant to say... Wow! How fortunate are Greggs! Will a plaque be unveiled? Say It As It Is OK?
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2:37pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Town8 says...

A new Greggs!
Bring on the City Status application again!
A new Greggs! Bring on the City Status application again! Town8
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5:20pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Taximan01 says...

Being from Manchester I hope I have better luck this year then, now it's greggs. Last year when it was bakers oven I poped in around halloween time & asked the girl behind the counter if they had any parkin, to which she replied "no but there's an NCP near the Gala bingo" !!!!
Being from Manchester I hope I have better luck this year then, now it's greggs. Last year when it was bakers oven I poped in around halloween time & asked the girl behind the counter if they had any parkin, to which she replied "no but there's an NCP near the Gala bingo" !!!! Taximan01
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6:09pm Tue 20 Mar 12

6079 Smith W says...

I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business.
Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better.
I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business. Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better. 6079 Smith W
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10:07pm Tue 20 Mar 12

Boris says...

6079 Smith W wrote:
I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business.
Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better.
Or at Gunton's, similar prices, similar excellent quality to Kathleen's Kitchen.
Meanwhile I hope Greggs have given a large donation to CBC in return for the Mayor's services in endorsing a national shop chain.
[quote][p][bold]6079 Smith W[/bold] wrote: I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business. Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better.[/p][/quote]Or at Gunton's, similar prices, similar excellent quality to Kathleen's Kitchen. Meanwhile I hope Greggs have given a large donation to CBC in return for the Mayor's services in endorsing a national shop chain. Boris
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1:08pm Wed 21 Mar 12

itsawedge says...

This reminds me of when i had a buisness in Wivenhoe, Tesco had just opened the Hythe store which saw shops closing in the town.
Our local mayor thought it would be a good idea to launch a "Try Wivenhoe first" campaign.
Bernard jenkins was invited along to open the event at the local hall, we as traders offered free nibbles to go with the wine on offer, when asked which of the local shops had supplied the wine it turned out that none of us had, you've guessed it, our Mayor had got it from..............
TESCO.
This reminds me of when i had a buisness in Wivenhoe, Tesco had just opened the Hythe store which saw shops closing in the town. Our local mayor thought it would be a good idea to launch a "Try Wivenhoe first" campaign. Bernard jenkins was invited along to open the event at the local hall, we as traders offered free nibbles to go with the wine on offer, when asked which of the local shops had supplied the wine it turned out that none of us had, you've guessed it, our Mayor had got it from.............. TESCO. itsawedge
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4:57pm Wed 21 Mar 12

jut1972 says...

Boris wrote:
6079 Smith W wrote: I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business. Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better.
Or at Gunton's, similar prices, similar excellent quality to Kathleen's Kitchen. Meanwhile I hope Greggs have given a large donation to CBC in return for the Mayor's services in endorsing a national shop chain.
yawn...

So she should ignore a business that wants to invest in its property in Colchester..

genius.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]6079 Smith W[/bold] wrote: I wonder how the owners and staff of Kathleen's Kitchen and other local bakers (what's left of them), feel about the mayor giving her blessing to a national chain? Typical CBC, stuff the town, all hail big business. Anyway, my personal recommendation, buy all your bread in Kathleen's, it is so much better.[/p][/quote]Or at Gunton's, similar prices, similar excellent quality to Kathleen's Kitchen. Meanwhile I hope Greggs have given a large donation to CBC in return for the Mayor's services in endorsing a national shop chain.[/p][/quote]yawn... So she should ignore a business that wants to invest in its property in Colchester.. genius. jut1972
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9:52pm Thu 22 Mar 12

Allan Whitehead says...

According to the Latest Budget If you buy a pastie,
you will have to pay VAT

but if you buy it at the supermarket no vat.
According to the Latest Budget If you buy a pastie, you will have to pay VAT but if you buy it at the supermarket no vat. Allan Whitehead
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