Why the Wind­mill had to close its doors

Kapi-Mana News - - COURT/ NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

The own­ers of the Wind­mill Qual­ity Cake Shop say their loyal cus­tomers are the ones to miss out as ‘‘Porirua City Coun­cil has let the heart of the city fail’’.

The doors closed at the Wind­mill on Novem­ber 23. It brought the cur­tain down on its 43- year pres­ence un­der the Canopies.

Owner Thomas Thomas said the CBD was not what it used to be.

‘‘It is dis­ap­point­ing that the coun­cil has let the heart of the city fail to such an ex­tent,’’ he said. ‘‘Many plans have been dis­cussed over the years and hun­dreds of thou­sands of dol­lars spent, only for th­ese plans to end up in the too- hard bas­ket or some­one’s bot­tom drawer.’’

Mr Thomas said the Wind­mill was a fam­ily busi­ness, through and through.

‘‘I trained my three sons to be qual­i­fied bak­ers and my daugh­ter spent many hours as a shop as­sis­tant and gen­er­ally do­ing any­thing she was asked.

My wife Julie was the ac­coun­tant, wages clerk, teacher, cleaner – you name it, she’s done it, and she de­serves a spe­cial thanks.’’

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