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.