The owner of Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop in Spencer, North Carolina, said she had to recently sell her business after serious health issues and because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The now-former owner said she managed to sell her bakery through Facebook. Jacqui Watson said while it was tough to sell her bakery, she misses her customers the most. It’s safe to say that for Jacqui Watson, her bakery, Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop, was near and dear to her heart. She said she always made sure that her customers left with a smile and a sweet treat. “Cakes, pies, muffins, brownies, cookies, everything… Customers would bring in grandma’s secret recipe and I would make it for them,” said Watson.Watson said she opened the Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop in December 2017. “I have some customers that just come in, grab a cup of coffee, come back in the kitchen and hop in a chair, and we sit and talk for an hour and then they go,” said Watson.But after learning about several serious health issues, and with COVID-19 working its way through North Carolina, she closed her shop in early March. She said it had a huge impact on her small business. And when she was able to reopen in May, it just got worse. “I was wearing a cloth mask and a clear face shield and I thought, ‘I’m good, nobody’s going to give me the virus that way,'”said Watson. “June 19… I started feeling bad.” Watson was diagnosed with the coronavirus. And with mounting heath issues, she decided it was best to close up shop. So she turned to Facebook, where she was recently able to find a buyer. She said she misses her customers so much. “This week’s been rough sitting home Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, now Friday,” said Watson. “It’s four days with no contact with people. I really miss them all, every single one of them, even the crazy ones.”Watson said giving up her bakery was hard as she deals with three upcoming surgeries, but said she has a message for other small business owners, as many folks continue to battle their way through this pandemic. “If they love their business and they want to keep their business, I suggest they do whatever side hustle they have to do to pay the bills to keep their home running and their family running and do whatever it takes to keep your business open,” said Watson.Watson is now COVID-free. She said while she has no plans for the future just yet, her advice to everyone is to take care of one another.Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

The owner of Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop in Spencer, North Carolina, said she had to recently sell her business after serious health issues and because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The now-former owner said she managed to sell her bakery through Facebook.

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Jacqui Watson said while it was tough to sell her bakery, she misses her customers the most.

It’s safe to say that for Jacqui Watson, her bakery, Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop, was near and dear to her heart. She said she always made sure that her customers left with a smile and a sweet treat.

“Cakes, pies, muffins, brownies, cookies, everything… Customers would bring in grandma’s secret recipe and I would make it for them,” said Watson.

Watson said she opened the Sugar Fairy Sweet Shop in December 2017.

“I have some customers that just come in, grab a cup of coffee, come back in the kitchen and hop in a chair, and we sit and talk for an hour and then they go,” said Watson.

But after learning about several serious health issues, and with COVID-19 working its way through North Carolina, she closed her shop in early March. She said it had a huge impact on her small business. And when she was able to reopen in May, it just got worse.

“I was wearing a cloth mask and a clear face shield and I thought, ‘I’m good, nobody’s going to give me the virus that way,'”said Watson. “June 19… I started feeling bad.”

Watson was diagnosed with the coronavirus. And with mounting heath issues, she decided it was best to close up shop. So she turned to Facebook, where she was recently able to find a buyer.

She said she misses her customers so much.

“This week’s been rough sitting home Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, now Friday,” said Watson. “It’s four days with no contact with people. I really miss them all, every single one of them, even the crazy ones.”

Watson said giving up her bakery was hard as she deals with three upcoming surgeries, but said she has a message for other small business owners, as many folks continue to battle their way through this pandemic.

“If they love their business and they want to keep their business, I suggest they do whatever side hustle they have to do to pay the bills to keep their home running and their family running and do whatever it takes to keep your business open,” said Watson.

Watson is now COVID-free. She said while she has no plans for the future just yet, her advice to everyone is to take care of one another.

Watch the video above to learn more about this story.

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