Totnes businesses say no to Costa

Costa Coffee have decided not to open their Coffee shop in Totnes Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The national coffee chain 'Costa Coffee' have decided to pull out of the Devon town Totnes which prides itself on it’s independent shops and local businesses.

South Hams District Council had approved plans by Costa Coffee to open in Fore Street, Totnes. However in a letter to the people of Totnes, Chris Rogers (Managing Director of Costa Coffee) said;

The letter was also signed by Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP for Totnes and Pruw Boswell, Mayor of Totnes who thanked Costa for being prepared to listen to the concerns of the local community.

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