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Gail’s Bakery applies to open at former Paperchase site in Cambridge





Gail’s Bakery has applied for permission to open at the former Paperchase in Cambridge city centre.

The stationery company went into administration earlier this year. The brand was bought by Tesco, but that did not save its stores.

Paperchase went into administration earlier this year. Picture: Keith Heppell
Paperchase went into administration earlier this year. Picture: Keith Heppell

Gail’s application to convert it to a bakery says “minimal” changes are needed to the shop front.

The company, which opened its first bakery in London in 2005, already has a shop at The Grafton centre and one at Cambridge station.

Its planning documents say: “Most of the alterations to the shopfront involve improving the existing facade, including retaining and making good where necessary the fascia, timber door frames and mirror panelling.

“There will be minor alterations to the appearance of the shopfront including repainting the window frames and using the Gail’s red banding window film, which will be reversible.

“The new signage will similarly be small-scale and minimal.”



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