The Cornish Bakery is to reopen its Colliergate store in York today (12 February), over four months since it closed following a fire.

The blaze on 4 October caused extensive damage to the first and second floors, and all staff were relocated within The Cornish Bakery business or had their salaries covered while repairs were carried out.

Staff who had been redeployed to the bakery’s Coney Street store today reopened the Colliergate site.

To mark the reopening, customers have been invited to have a hot drink and a Cornish Bakery treat free-of-charge at the store between 9am and 11am.

“We are so happy to have Colliergate restored and back up to full operation for locals and new visitors alike.  York is one of our favourite homes and we are delighted to have turned around the damage repair and renovations so swiftly,” said Steve Grocutt, founder of The Cornish Bakery.

“Once again we thank the great North Yorkshire Fire Service for its management of the fire and our team who evacuated the building in good time.”