Confidence in Malton’s town centre has been given a boost with the conversion of a former fashion shop into a patisserie and tea room.
Andrew Walker’s venture in Savile Street follows the success of the business, known simply as The Patisserie, from its previous premises in Newbiggin where it had been run for three and a half years .
Andrew who trained as a chef, working in hotels and hospitals before deciding to use his skills to set up his own enterprise, specialises in home baking.
“I’m really enthusiastic about Malton’s future,” said Andrew. “The move to the centre of Malton means my business can expand. The business has outgrown the Newbiggin site and in the new premises we shall be offering a wide, tempting menu, as well as seating for up to 26 customers. There will also be free wi-fi and electric sockets.”
The expanded business will now provide employment for six people, he said.
The venture has been given a further boost thanks to the Fitzwilliam Estate which invested £5,000 into creating the new premises.
Tobias Burckhardt, the estate’s surveyor, said: “The Patisserie is one of Malton’s best known businesses, and its new venue will enable it to attract more customers.”
Picture shows Andrew Walker outside his business.