Customers react with disappointment as Bristol Greggs set to close

It’s the second Bristol Greggs store to close in a week
The Greggs store in the Broadwalk Shopping CentreThe Greggs store in the Broadwalk Shopping Centre
The Greggs store in the Broadwalk Shopping Centre

Customers of a popular Bristol bakery and cafe have reacted with disappointment to news of its impending closure.

Greggs in Broadwalk Shopping Centre in Knowle is set to close on Saturday (October 28), BristolWorld can reveal.

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We understand the closure is set to only be temporary, while preparations are made for the opening of a new Greggs, in the Tesco Brislington superstore.

But it is unclear how long the closure will last. Greggs have been approached for comment.

Customer Jody Smith, who eats in at the Greggs every week, has reacted with frustration to what is the latest in a string of shops to close in Broadwalk.

“It’s the only place to sit in and get a coffee in Broadwalk, because the other cafe, Nikki Jaine’s Light Bites, has shut,” she said.

Greggs customers Jody Smith and Pina RussoGreggs customers Jody Smith and Pina Russo
Greggs customers Jody Smith and Pina Russo
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“I’m very disappointed,” added another customer who did not wish to be named. “Who’s going to go to Tesco because we’ve got to be able to get to it?

“We know this place is going to be done up, but there’s a lot of housing.”

The Knowle store is also not the only Greggs to close, with a notice on the store in the Galleries Shopping Centre saying it is too closed down ‘until further notice’.

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Greggs is the latest in a string of stores to close in Broadwalk in recent months, with B&M Bargains, a soft play centre and butchers also having shut. MW Fresh Foods closed in February after 23 years of trading at the shopping centre.

Some stores remain in the centre for now, including an Iceland, Select Fashion clothes shop, SnookerCity and Club3000 Bingo.

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