Greggs in Cornmarket - one of its biggest branches - has now been shut for two months.

The bakery near Carfax shut on August 17 without any explanation to customers.

Last month the chain revealed that a collapsed sewer had forced it to close.

Managers said the branch near Carfax, one of the biggest in the country, had been forced to shut on August 17 due to 'technical issues' involving Thames Water.

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Then Thames Water provided more details.

Oxford Mail:

Spokesman James Presland said: "We’re sorry for any disruption caused by a collapsed sewer under the pedestrianised area.

"We’ve been using tankers to pump away any excess waste and will now be digging down in to the footpath to create a new connection to the main sewer.”

Work to create the new connection was expected to start on October 4 and last for about three weeks.

Thames Water has been keeping in close contact with Greggs for the duration of the work to keep the chain fully updated.

Oxford Mail:

There were celebrations and queues when Greggs opened the branch in March 2020. It features a spacious seating area upstairs.

Two months on there is no news on when the branch will reopen.

Other branches are already looking forward to Christmas and have started selling mince pies.

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Its original Festive Bake, which launched in 2009, will be joined by the brand-new Vegan Festive Bake.

A spokesman for the chain said this followed 'surging public demand for a vegan-friendly take on the Christmas classic.'

Oxford Mail:

So far Greggs has not provided any date for when the Cornmarket branch will reopen.