HOT AND FRESH: Kelly Brown from Craig’s Bakery.
HOT AND FRESH: Kelly Brown from Craig’s Bakery. Christopher Chan

New bakery on a roll

RENEE and Ron Craig thought carefully about launching a new bakery at Kirkwood to go with their established shop at Sun Valley.

In the end, their logic was simple.

"We could see that Gladstone was basically growing out that way," Mrs Craig said.

The population and building boom on Gladstone's southern outskirts convinced the Craigs to take the plunge at Kirkwood Shopping Centre.

Mrs Craig said the first three months of business had gone well.

"We've been quite happy. We had a pretty good start," she said.

She said there was a fast start when the centre opened, before things backed off slightly. Now the numbers are moving along nicely.

The Craigs were hoping their reputation would "follow" them from Sun Valley to Kirkwood and that appears to have happened.



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