The award-winning Windsor Bakery has confirmed the closure of two of its local outlets.
The bakery is owned by John and Linda Edwards and boasted two premises within the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area.
The Windsor – which also supplies bakery products to local supermarkets – has announced that the Lurgan store has closed permanently.
Also gone is the premises at Lisburn.
The main premises at Banbridge, however, is remaining open.
The Windsor Bakery had closed prior to the lockdown but had recently re-opened.
It confirmed the news of the loss of both Lurgan and Lisburn stores via social media.
And, like the early confirmation of the loss of One Eighty Restaurant, the bakery confirmed the decision had been made as a result of Covid-19.
The owners said they had taken the “unprecedented decision” to close premises in March 2020, however, this had only even been intended to be a “temporay closure to enable us to learn how to live and work through this pandemic”.
The stated: “With the safety of both our employees and customers as our top priority we entered into a company restructure. Our aim was to create a safe working and shopping environment for everyonee.
“It is with this in mind we have made the decision to permanently close both our Lurgan and Lisburn stores.”
The owners confirmed the business will now be “operated solely from our Banbridge store and bakery” at Newry Street in the town.
The post added: “We would like to thank all our customers in the Lurgan and Lisburn areas for all their support over the many years.”