When Caffè Nero at the Gallagher Shopping Park in Longwell Green closed its doors last month, there were rumours that Starbucks would be taking over the premises.
At the time Starbucks told us it was always looking for new locations and opportunities but had no updates to share about plans at Longwell Green.
However, now South Gloucestershire Council has received a planning application from Cobra Coffee Ltd, which is a licensed Starbucks UK franchise, seeking consent to put up five internally illuminated Starbucks signs at the unit.
Nero’s had traded at the retail park for five years and staff put up a sign announcing the closure to customers saying it was “due to circumstances beyond our control”.
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