THREE of the seven Satterthwaites bakeries which were forced to close last month will reopen after a new buyer was found.
The shops on College Road, Moor Lane and Marian Square will all begin trading in the coming weeks, with the College Road shop expected to open as early as Monday.
Satterthwaites former boss Roger Wilson confirmed the sale of the shops to Leigh-based bakers Waterfields to the Crosby Herald and said that he hoped the new owners could continue his former company’s fine tradition of baking in Crosby.
Mr Wilson said: “I have not found the sale an easy process but I am hoping there will be as much continuity as possible.
“I also hope it means some of the Satterthwaites staff will be able to continue in their jobs.”
Founded in 1926, family-run Waterfields owns 49 bakers across the North West, including shops in Formby, Maghull and Hightown.
Speaking exclusively to the Crosby Herald, Waterfields’ chairman Richard Waterfield said he was “very pleased” to be opening the three new shops.
“It was the village atmosphere of College Road which attracted us and I think we will do well here.
“So many high streets are full of nothing more but charity shops and travel agents but if you look along College Road it is full of small, family-run businesses and has a real village ethos which we totally buy into.