Brewing up good town centre news: Costa and micro-brewery plans get green light

Brewing up

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THERE was some brighter news for St Helens town centre this week after two new developments secured the green light from council planners.

Coffee giant Costa has been given permission to open a cafe at Church Street’s former Coverdales soft furnishing stores which slid into administration in January.

And Connoisseur Ales has been granted approval to set up a micro-brewery in the basement of Wolverhampton House, Church Street, St Helens.

The venture has the support of the neighbouring Rendezvous pub, which intends to buy from the brewery.

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11:06pm Tue 29 Jul 14

frankly says...

how many coffee houses do we need.
how many coffee houses do we need. frankly
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8:20am Fri 1 Aug 14

mikeashworth says...

frankly wrote:
how many coffee houses do we need.
If you are in town around lunchtime, and this is during week, not including saturdays, and visit caffe nero, cafe zhino etc, they are usually pretty full. so my answer would be, we still have a requirement for extra places where people can meet, chat etc. have a drink, bite to eat, might not even be coffee, tea, juice, smoothies, bites to eat. you should try them sometime.
[quote][p][bold]frankly[/bold] wrote: how many coffee houses do we need.[/p][/quote]If you are in town around lunchtime, and this is during week, not including saturdays, and visit caffe nero, cafe zhino etc, they are usually pretty full. so my answer would be, we still have a requirement for extra places where people can meet, chat etc. have a drink, bite to eat, might not even be coffee, tea, juice, smoothies, bites to eat. you should try them sometime. mikeashworth
  • Score: 2

10:56am Sun 3 Aug 14

lawman2004 says...

One minute we are being told that the queues at the Food Banks are getting ever longer due to the areas poverty , the next , that there is capacity for yet more premises selling cups of coffee at upwards of £3 per cup ... which is it ?
One minute we are being told that the queues at the Food Banks are getting ever longer due to the areas poverty , the next , that there is capacity for yet more premises selling cups of coffee at upwards of £3 per cup ... which is it ? lawman2004
  • Score: 2

12:07pm Sun 3 Aug 14

saintsfan says...

lawman2004 wrote:
One minute we are being told that the queues at the Food Banks are getting ever longer due to the areas poverty , the next , that there is capacity for yet more premises selling cups of coffee at upwards of £3 per cup ... which is it ?
I think you'll find it's the latter. The former is simply Labour ideology.

I'm really glad we're getting a town centre Costa. Their mochas are gorgeous!
[quote][p][bold]lawman2004[/bold] wrote: One minute we are being told that the queues at the Food Banks are getting ever longer due to the areas poverty , the next , that there is capacity for yet more premises selling cups of coffee at upwards of £3 per cup ... which is it ?[/p][/quote]I think you'll find it's the latter. The former is simply Labour ideology. I'm really glad we're getting a town centre Costa. Their mochas are gorgeous! saintsfan
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