Beloved Ancoats bakery Trove shuts down in another blow for the neighbourhood

Oh no.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 3rd June 2024

Trove, a popular bakery in the heart of Ancoats, has suddenly closed its doors.

The Murray Street business used to operate as a cafe and brunch spot but removed its indoor seating and switched to a bakery unit early this year.

First founded in Levenshulme in 2011, Trove has become a staple on the city’s food and drink scene.

As well as its delicious loaves and pastries, it’s built a solid reputation for its Scandinavian-style small plates and brunches, often hosting supperclubs.

But now a forfeiture notice has appeared in the windows of Trove in Ancoats, announcing that it has been repossessed by landlords.


Companies House documents for Trove’s parent company Two Hexagons Ltd show that the business is in more than £1.6m of debt, including owing HMRC approximately £885,000.

Trove also had a cafe within the Bloc building on Marble Street, which closed down in April.


It appears that its Levenshulme cafe and bakery is still open for business, as is its newest location in Wilmslow.

It’s another blow for Ancoats, which has lost some high-profile names in recent weeks and months and now has a number of empty units.

Just two weeks ago, Rigatoni’s, formerly known as Sugo Pasta Kitchen, announced its sudden closure, shortly after closing its Sale and Exhibition locations.


The unit formerly occupied by Second City is also vacant, as is Nam, and Lily’s Deli.

Trove has not yet issued a statement relating to the forfeiture of its Ancoats cafe.

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