Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 24 November 2022
COFFEE GIANT Starbucks have revealed plans to return to Nuneaton town centre after thirteen years away – but this time inside a historic grade-listed bank building.
Fresh new plans have been lodged with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council by Starbucks franchisee Mr. A Yadev of KBeverage Group, for one internally illuminated ‘Starbucks’ fascia sign, as well as an internally illuminated projecting or hanging sign.
The Grade-II listed bank was once a Barclays location for a number of years, until bosses made the decision to relocate the firm to Queens Road, meaning the building has sat empty since April 2020.
Not their first time in town centre
This isn’t the first time that the coffee giant have tried their hand in the town centre.
In fact, they used to have a short-lived presence in town thirteen years ago. It was located in a former shoe shop on Market Place and traded from June 2007 until October 2009, meaning it only operated for four years before it closed down.
Then, in 2018, they moved a six minute drive away over to Bermuda Park, where they set up the leisure complex’s first ever dedicated coffee drive-through restaurant.
A decision on if the new signage can go up will be discussed by the Borough Council, with a target decision date of two months’ time – Tuesday, 6 January 2023.