This brand opened four British shops in Durham over the past year

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Kings Cross British Shop recently opened in Pickering, the fourth location to open in Durham over the past year. It sells fresh British baked goods made by British Pride Bakery as well as British groceries, candy and snacks.

If it sounds daunting to open a new store during a pandemic, try opening four.

With the addition of a new location at 1084 Salk Rd. in Pickering that opened Dec. 11, Kings Cross British Shop has grown to four stores in Durham — all over the past year.

“We’re over the moon excited about how busy it’s been,” says owner John Perks.

The first location opened in March at the Oshawa Centre (it was originally called Blimey’s) followed by one at 12 Water St. in Port Perry in June and then a north Oshawa shop at 1053 Simcoe St. N. in September.

A big draw for the stores is fresh British baked goods made by British Pride Bakery including meat pies, sausage rolls…

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