A shop has shut suddenly in York city centre.
Krispy Kreme on Coney Street was empty and locked today, and the lease is being advertised.
It had traded on the street for more than six years.
The US-based global chain, which first began trading in New Orleans in 1937, opened on Coney Street in September 2017, in what was previously the Candy Hero shop.
Offering coffee and 16 varieties of treats – from the classic Original Glazed to the more decadent Reese’s Peanut Butter, the opening was heralded by a doughnut giveaway to its first customers.
But now the shop is up to let by Leeds-based property consultants Central Retail. It is in a great location for footfall – close to St Helen’s Square.
We have asked Krispy Kreme for more details about the closure, but have yet to get a response.
It is not the first shop selling sweet treats to abandon Coney Street. Sugarize, the ‘digital sweetshop’ dreamed up by one of the co-founders of Candy Hero, allowed people to build their own pick’n’mix via display screens.
But it shut after less than three months’ trading.
Krispy Kreme lovers can still find the confections in York – its store that opened in the York Designer Outlet in 2016 is still going strong.
And there are Krispy Kreme concessions in the Tescos at Clifton Moor and Askham Bar, and the Asda at Monks Cross.
Meanwhile, in the city centre, York’s own Doe Bakehouse serves delicious fresh doughnuts, while Project D opened their first bricks-and-mortar store on Parliament Street last October.