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

COFFEE lovers are saying goodbye to yet another branch while they are still reeling from a string of closures.

Costa Coffee, which boasts more than 2,000 sites, is shutting another one of its cafes in just seven days time.

The high street favourite has closed seven stores in recent months.

Those searching for a caffeine fix in the town of Oakham in the West Midlands will now have to venture elsewhere.

Costa Coffee's Church Street branch will pull down its shutters for one final time on September 15.

The site will remain open until then and is operating as normal.


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It joins a long list of shops and businesses in the area that have been forced to close over the last year.

Locals have also lost the Rutland Refill – made up of a deli, coffee shop and grocery store – as well as their Wilko store in recent weeks.

But there is still hope for Costa Coffee fans in Oakham, as they can continue to grab their favourite drink at the firm's nearby drive-thru.

It is a less than ten-minute drive from the Church Street branch to the grab-and-go station at Lands' End Way which opened last year.

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Luckily, Costa staff are set to be transferred to the drive-thru, meaning they won't lose their jobs.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed the news of the latest closure to The Sun.

They said: "We can confirm that the Costa Coffee store on Church Street in Oakham will close for trade on the 15th of September 2022.

"All team members will be redeployed to our nearby Drive Thru store on Lands End Way, Oakham, who look forward to continuing to serve the local community with their favourite handcrafted drink."

It comes as the coffee chain announced that its cafe in West Bridgford, near Nottingham, is also on the chopping block.

The popular branch will be closing on September 22.

Costa Coffee has closed the doors for a final time at four more of its shops over the past few months.

Another shop in the Coliseum retail park in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, closed on June 3.

Two days later, its site in Welch Way, Witney, pulled the shutters down, with customers being directed to other nearby stores.

The chain also shut up shop at its Wigan town centre branch on June 25 this year.

Last month on July 9, Costa's branch in the Five Rise shopping centre in Bingley also shut, with coffee lovers being directed to the nearby Keighley cafe.

Another cafe in Lowestoft's North Quay retail park in Suffolk closed its doors on July 23.

As well as this, two of the chain's sites have been temporarily closed but are set to reopen later this year after a revamp.

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One in Worcester is moving a few doors down this autumn – although no exact date has been specified.

The chain is treating the shop to a whole new interior while also adding a drive-thru lane.

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