The Bakers Delight at Pacific Werribee shopping centre, which was set to close down on the weekend, has been given a second lease on life.

Last week, Star Weekly reported that the store was scheduled to close when its lease expired on Sunday, February 3. Signs were also erected at the store last month, to inform customers about the impending closure.

But today, a Bakers Delight spokesman said that the store would, in fact, remain open.

“Since announcing we would be closing our bakery at Werribee Plaza (Pacific Werribee) on 3 February, we have been flooded with messages of support and best wishes from the local community,” he said.

“This incredible show of support from our loyal customers, combined with the good faith negotiations we have had with the landlord, has given us a change of heart and we have decided to remain open for business.

“This is great news for the Werribee community and we thank everyone who has been in touch to share their warm regards in recent weeks.

“We look forward to delighting our customers in the bakery for many years to come.”

The Bakers Delight at Pacific Werribee has been in operation for seven years.