NATHANIEL REID BAKERY is closing.
The Melbourne-based bakery is the fourth to be closed in Victoria in less than a year.
A spokesman said it had been an “enormous success”.
The closure comes after more than 25 years in business.
Nathamed Reid has been open for a decade, and has been around for almost 30 years.
“It’s sad news to say, but we are closing,” the spokesperson said.
Mr Reid said he and his wife, Kim, were “disappointed”. “
We’re sad to say it’s the end of an era.”
Mr Reid said he and his wife, Kim, were “disappointed”.
“We love baking, we’ve worked at it for 25 years and we’ve done everything right,” he said.
Mr Reid had been making cakes for about 20 years, and said he had been struggling with a lack of funding.
“I had been working for about five years but we’ve never had any money, no grants or anything like that,” he told the ABC.
“Then we saw it was the right time to open a shop.”
It was only because of the amount of funding that we’ve had that we were able to put it in the ground and start baking cakes.
“You see the cake industry in Victoria is getting so big and we wanted to make sure that it was in our best interests.”
‘A sad day’ Mr Reid and Kim said they had spent years trying to attract new customers.
“To be honest, we thought it would be easy, we knew it would happen, it was just going to take a bit of time,” Mr Reid told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“As a family business, we just couldn’t understand how someone could leave and leave a good job and go off and be a baker and be able to pay the bills.” “
Mr Reids bakery has been a staple of the town since 2004, and now it’s closing its door. “
As a family business, we just couldn’t understand how someone could leave and leave a good job and go off and be a baker and be able to pay the bills.”
Mr Reids bakery has been a staple of the town since 2004, and now it’s closing its door.
A local bakery owner said it was sad news.
“Nathaniel is a fantastic baker and it’s a great place to be,” John Roper said.
He said the bakery was a vital part of the community, and many people had come to him for advice. “
He’s been here for more than a decade and we love him for that.”
He said the bakery was a vital part of the community, and many people had come to him for advice.
“They’ve come and said, ‘I’m going to go and get something from you and then I’m going and buy something from this,’,” Mr Roper told ABC Victoria.
“So, he’s been a good role model for a lot of people.”
The business has also had an impact on local businesses, with local restaurateur Ben Jones adding that it had helped to build the town’s reputation.
“This was really important for the town, and I’ve got to say that it’s helped a lot,” he says.
“Not only is it helped in the community but it’s really, really good for the restaurant industry.”
Mr Ropers bakery will reopen as a local takeaway, and the family will move into a larger space in the city.
The family is working with a new owner to bring the bakery back to its former glory.
“There will be some changes, but that’s a good thing,” Mr Reid said.