End of an era as Westgate’s Krusty Kobb announces closure in August

Krusty Kobb will close in August

It will mark the end of an era when Krusty Kobb in Westgate closes its doors this August.

Krusty Kobb Bakery was first established by Giuseppe and Christine Vaccaro in 1992 in Northdown Road, Cliftonville.

Their two sons Enzo and Dario trained as bakers to work alongside their dad and their two daughters Tina and Daniela worked together in the shop.

Three years later while out on a walk through Westgate they saw an empty shop and this prompted the start of another successful business. Krusty Kobb Westgate opened in 1995.

Giuseppe and Christine retired in 2010 leaving their four children to run both businesses.

Unfortunately due to decline in Northdown Road and soaring business rates the Cliftonville bakery closed its doors for the final time in 2017.

But Tina carried on in Westgate with her sister Daniela, her loyal staff member Michelle and her nephew Finley.

In 2020 the business marked its anniversary by bring back foot-long hotdogs, a favourite that was a popular item in the 90s when the bakery was run by Giuseppe  and Christine.

Tina, Michelle and Daniela with the foot-long hotdog

But now the business will close its doors for the last time in mid August.

A message from Tina says: “ It is with a very heavy heart that I have decided to close the shop. This decision hasn’t been taken lightly but the past four years have taught me that I need to step away and start to enjoy life a bit more.

“Over the past 30 years with the shops we have created amazing memories and relationships and will be forever grateful to our mum and dad for creating the Krusty Kobb name all them years ago which bought our family all together which also led me to Gary.

“I’m still going to be here until mid August. From us all at Krusty Kobb we thank you for your years of custom, advice, loyalty and wonderful support through our own personal and emotional times. We love you all.”

Krusty Kobb is in Station Road.

2 Comments

  1. How sad to see this business close. However, after so many years one can understand the need for a change. Unfortunately this means a trip further afield to purchase proper bread. Enjoy our retirement

  2. Oh no, my favourite bakers is closing, what a shame lovely people lovely shop lovely rolls

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