Major coffee chain with 2,000 branches suddenly shuts shop doors after string of closures | The Sun

A MAJOR coffee chain with 2,000 stores nationwide has shut up shop at one of its branches.

Costa Coffee in Newport, Wales has pulled the plug on operations without giving a reason for the closure.

The Commercial Street branch have confirmed that "all team members have been redeployed to their nearby stores".

All produce has been removed from inside the store.

A Costa Coffee spokesperson said: “We can confirm that the Costa Coffee store on Commercial Street in Newport has closed its doors for trade.

"All team members have been redeployed to our nearby stores. Customers can continue to enjoy their favourite Costa coffee at our Drive Thru store on Usk Way in Newport."

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The popular chain has already shut the doors of some sites in recent months.

Costa says it regularly reviews its store estate across the UK to ensure it's right for its communities and teams.

This can include the closing or renovation of existing stores, or the opening of new stores.

So far this year it has closed seven sites in total, with another pulling down the shutters for the last time on September 22.

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Which Costa Coffee shops have closed?

The following sites have already closed this year, although a couple will be returning to their local areas.

One of the chain's shops closed in July but has since reopened further down the road.

Another cafe in Lowestoft closed its doors on July 23 but not forever.

The chain is treating the shop to a whole new look and it will be reopening later this year.

It will have a new interior and a whole new drive-thru lane added to it.

Each of the sites which have closed have further Costas nearby, which you can find using the locator tool on the chain's website.

Here are the Costa shops which have closed or are set to close:

  • Coliseum retail park in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire – June 3
  • Welch Way, Witney – June 5
  • Wigan town centre – June 25
  • Five Rise shopping centre, Bingley – July 9
  • High Street, Worcester – July (relocated September 15)
  • Lowestoft's North Quay retail park – July 23 (refurbishment)
  • Church Street, Oakham – September 15
  • West Bridgford, near Nottingham – September 22
  • Church Street in Malvern, near Worcestershire – November 17

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