Joshua Morrison/News Kristi Layton will be closing the door to her downtown Centerburg bakery later this month. The business is expected to be sold to a new owner. Until then, she will remain open Tuesday through Saturday.

Joshua Morrison/Mount Vernon News

Kristi Layton will be closing the door to her downtown Centerburg bakery later this month. The business is expected to be sold to a new owner. Until then, she will remain open Tuesdays through Saturday. Request this photo

 

CENTERBURG — A local baker is turning in her apron after 16 years in business.

Kristi Layton, owner and operator of Kristi’s Bakery, told the News she decided to sell the bakery because she is “tired” and would like to find a job with regular hours that offers health insurance and opportunities for vacation. Layton, 52, stated that her age and recent chemotherapy have made keeping a schedule which starts at 1 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday very difficult.

Layton explained that she is in the process of selling the space at 18 W. Main St., to a buyer which she expects will continue to use the space as a bakery. Layton declined to give the name of the buyer because the sale has not been finalized. Kristi’s Bakery will close at the end of June and Layton stated that she believes the new shop will open some time after the Fourth of July.

 

Callan Pugh: 740-397-5333 or callan@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

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