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Cake Box closes, Viv leaves… Cake Box opens, Viv arrives

New Cake Box owner Vivienne pictured Thursday of this week.

New Cake Box owner Vivienne pictured Thursday of this week.

Bohemia Road’s well-known and well-loved bakers, The Cake Box closed on Tuesday this week – but reopened on Thursday under new ownership. Jean-Marie and Vivienne Barboteau had operated the bakery for the last four years and had decided to take a break. All the bread sold is baked on the premises, which means a 2am start to the working day. The last day of trading for the Barboteaus was on Tuesday. The shop was closed on Wednesday and new owners, Vivienne and Andy re-opened for business on Thursday. Long time customer Eileen Fermor commented “I only hope the new people’s eclairs are as good as the previous owners.”   Assistant Fiona said that she understood all the current staff of three would be kept on. Another staff member, who has been there for three years said she was ‘very sad’ at the changeover, but confirmed that the ‘new’ Viv was ‘a very nice person.’ Vivienne and Andy moved down from Northampton on Monday, just two days before officially taking over. “It’s our first business venture,” said Viv, “although my husband has been a baker for twenty years.” They will live over the shop with their two girls, Rebecca, 9 and Jessica, 6. “They’re going to St Paul’s School.”  A very warm welcome to Bohemia!
“ The Cake Box, 49, Bohemia Road. Tel. 01424 420872. Vivienne and Andy Berry.

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