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Nottingham Starbucks Opposition

Plans to open a new Starbucks in a former hotel near Nottingham railway station have been met by opposition because of the increasing threat posed by big chains to small independent retailers.

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Private cafe's don't want Starbucks near them

Wendy Baird own Picnic Basket café Credit: ITV Central

Plans to open a new Starbucks near Nottingham railway station are being opposed.

Under the plans the hotel, which has a pub on the ground floor, would still operate as a hotel on the upper three floors but the bar would be converted into a coffee shop.

Wendy Baird owns a private cafe that is near where the proposed coffee shop would be.

She said she was worried about the number of chains that are springing up in the road.

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