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1 year 4 months ago #367 by Emberman
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I would think parking could be a problem with a Costa at that end of the village, especially in view of the longer dwell time than for shopping ? And perhaps a disable bay near Boots would help those collecting prescriptions ?
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1 year 5 months ago #361 by Juninho
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Interesting option - I would not have thought its the best location really . Its further from a lot of the businesses (other than high st ones) and other lunch places.

AS others have said - its easy for us to say we'd prefer something else but has to be financially viable. I don't think it would take too much business away from the existing options either so rather than an empty store a costa would be a good option.

That said - I think our village would massively benefit from a nice tea house with cakes! I could pretend i am thinking of all the business it could drum up as the caring home ramps up but the truth would be I like cakes...!

Coffee and pastry are nice too but we seem to have lost tea houses! Hampton Court had a nice one and its now more of a diner ... so I guess the business model is just not there!
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1 year 6 months ago #359 by craigvmax
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Actually yes you make a valid point there.
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1 year 6 months ago #358 by rudi
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Of course, many people are keen to say what they don't want in the high street but who is prepared to take the financial risk and obligation of opening something different?
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1 year 7 months ago #356 by Captain Crunch
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I would rather that TD high street does not turn into another boring collection of chains.
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1 year 7 months ago #349 by rudi
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I have a different view. It will increase footfall to the high street and no doubt be open longer hours then the existing cafe's - which are either at capacity at key times of the day or offer a very different proposition. It will breath life into an otherwise quiet part of the high street - and won't rely on the risky and hard to secure capital (for independent retailers) to open up a business. Unfortunately rents will rise whether there is a 'brand' on the high street or not - as is currently the case. Costa also pay their taxes!
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1 year 8 months ago #347 by craigvmax
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I have heard same. Great shame if so.
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1 year 8 months ago #346 by Badger
Costa Coffee was created by Badger
Is there any truth to rumours that Costa Coffee is opening an outlet where Mehra's was?