Blood, sweets and tears

September 27, 2017

Heathcote Sweets and Treats will be closing down on October 8.

BITTERSWEET memories will be shared when Heathcote’s only sweets shop closes its doors for the final time on Sunday, October 8.

Heathcote Sweets & Treats owner Jenny Allen said she was forced to close the shop because of rising costs and lack of family time. “It’s going to be very hard leaving. I could cry now just talking about it,” she said.

“There are lots of lovely people who have come in and supported me. A lot of beautiful families would come in and I’d get to see their babies grow up.’’

Ms Allen said there was at least a silver lining — she would be able to spend some much-needed down time with her new grandson and extended family.

“At least I won’t have to stress about the shop not being open. I’ve been very busy working six days every week and juggling family time.”

“At Christmas I’ll be able to go and spend time with my seven brothers and sisters. We all go, the nieces and nephews — it’s a chance for all 43 of us to get together.”

“Your family is the most important thing after all.”

Jenny’s friend and owner of Flossy’s Home Décor Tracey Westhorpe will be taking over the sweets and selling them at her shop.

“I always went down to visit her after work, so I’ll miss her smiling face,” Ms Westhorpe said.

“I just want to wish Jenny all the very best and thank her for the opportunity to sell sweets to the lovely children of Heathcote.”

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