Hadley pastry shop reopens after October fire

An October 2013 fire destroyed more than a dozen businesses

HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – A business that was burned to ashes has reopened bigger and better in Hadley. 22News brings you inside the new Greggory’s Pastry Shop.

It’s been less than a year since Greggory’s Pastry Shop was burned to the ground. An October 2013 fire at 206 Russell Street destroyed more than a dozen businesses. Now, the popular business is back open. They’re just across the street from where the old store was, but the new location has more parking and a fresh assortment of pastries and cakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

22News talked with owner Greggory Thornton. He told 22News the road to recovery has been difficult, his insurance has paid for a lot, but he’s also put a lot of his personal money into the new store. He said the community rallied to support him.

“We are very lucky from the ashes to get a much better place than we even had before. I would say I’ve been pretty blessed. It’s a struggle because you have to start from the beginning. I can’t thank everybody enough for what they did,” said Thornton.

Thornton has owned the business for 27 years. Greggory’s Pastry Shop is in the same plaza on Russell Street as Hadley Cleaners, another business that was destroyed in the fire. The fire started inside the strip mall’s Coin Op Laundromat.

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