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Popular Essex bakery set to reopen following sale through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is pleased to announce the former De’ath’s Bakery in Manningtree, Essex, is set to reopen under new ownership, following a successful sale of the business.

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Set on the village High Street, the family-run bakery was run by David and Tanya Smith for 37 years and closed in 2022 as the couple had decided to seek retirement. David, who is a third-generation baker in the family, took over the bakery from Mr De’ath when he was just 22.

The bakery has been purchased by local business owners, who grew up in the area and were customers of De’ath’s for many years. They hope to re-open the business as a bakery, or a butchers, and are keen on giving back to the local community.

Lewis Last, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale, comments, “I am really pleased for David and Tanya who can now look forward to retirement after many successful years of running the bakery. It Is also great to see the property sold to a local business owner who has plans to reopen the site and once again provide for the local residents and support the businesses along the High Street.”

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 020 72270794 or E:

Contact the agent:
Lewis Last, Business Agent – Retail
M: +44 7526 175 851 or E:   

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