Plans lodged to turn empty Shildon shop into a Costa Coffee

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A HIGH street giant is looking to open a coffee shop in Shildon and supporters hope the move will boost trade within the town.

Costa Coffee has lodged plans with Durham County Council to open a branch on Church Street.

The scheme is still at an early stage but if it is approved the business is to move into an empty shop which once held Brooks Photography.

Councillor Trish Pemberton, county councillor for Shildon, said: “It’s great that Costa’s thinking about coming to the town.

“It will help to promote the town and it’s very positive news.”

Tracey Bellas, deputy town clerk for Shildon, said: “It’s fantastic that it’s coming to the town and it will improve the main shopping street in Shildon.”

Costa Coffee already has a unit in St Helen Auckland, near to Shildon.

A Costa spokesman said: “We are currently evaluating opportunities in the Shildon area, but have no definitive opening confirmed at this stage.

“We work closely with planning departments to open stores for the benefit of communities, creating new jobs and providing attractive and popular social meeting places.”

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12:00am Fri 2 May 14

John Justice says...

Oh yes please, Costa MUST open a coffee shop in Shildon. I for one, along with my wife would frequent the establishment, forgoing the trip to St Helens and the out of town development that many say is supporting Bishop Auckland Town centre!!!!!!!. From my experience some development by national firms can help local towns develop. Costa Coffee is one of those business, Best wishes to the development of Shildon.
Oh yes please, Costa MUST open a coffee shop in Shildon. I for one, along with my wife would frequent the establishment, forgoing the trip to St Helens and the out of town development that many say is supporting Bishop Auckland Town centre!!!!!!!. From my experience some development by national firms can help local towns develop. Costa Coffee is one of those business, Best wishes to the development of Shildon. John Justice
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