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A French pastry store in Adelaide’s west has closed after floodwaters swept through the town.

Key points:The owner of the French pastry restaurant in St James Street said it was “the most important part of the business” and it was a “big loss” to the communityIt was the biggest loss for him and his family, owner Simon Tompkins saidThe French pastry company that owns the restaurant in the St James St area of Adelaide has closed, the owner saidIt was a loss to the French community and the business was a big loss for the owner and his wife, Simon Tampkins said.

“It’s been a real tragedy, the loss of the restaurant and everything,” Mr Tompks said.

Mr Tompkin said he was at the French bakery in St Charles Street when the floodwaters hit in February.

“I thought I would come in and buy something, but there was a knock on the door and there was flooding in the street,” he said.

The restaurant was flooded by the flood waters and Mr Tampks said the store was closed on Sunday and Monday.

“We were pretty much the last shop left,” he told ABC Radio Adelaide.

“My wife is very busy, and I’ve got a lot of other stuff going on, so we’re not even going to get to work for the weekend.”

Mr Tampys said he had been planning to open the French restaurant on the same block where he owned a bakery and a coffee shop, and hoped to reopen them soon.

“The idea was that when I did the coffee shop in the next block, I wanted to have the same sort of experience with the French cafe.”

So, we’re going to go ahead and reopen the cafe, but the French are going to have to leave the cafe.

“Mr Sollers said the French food shop had not been able to find a new location for the business.”

They’re not going to be able to do that,” he added.”

There’s a lot to lose.

“He said he would be open to looking for another location but would be looking to open another cafe within the next month.”

Obviously I’m very disappointed, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens,” he joked.

Mr Sellers said he planned to donate some of his money from his business to charity.

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