Less than a week ago campaigners fighting plans for a Costa coffee in the town were celebrating after the company decided not to open there.
They feel the decision represents a vote of confidence for the independence of the high street. Though others though fear it is a lost opportunity.
Some residents in Totnes are angry that a campaign group has stopped the opening of a Costa Coffee in the town. More than 5,000 people signed a petition against the national chain opening on the high street. But some say the new cafe would have provided jobs and been good for town's economy.
Our presenter Ian Axton spoke to Frances Northrop - one of the leading anti-Costa campaigners in Totnes. He asked her for her reaction to the news that Costa Coffee has decided to pull out of the town.