New cafe one step closer to opening in Hinckley’s former Santander as plans approved

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 15 June 2023

A NEW cafe looking set up shop in the heart of Hinckley town centre is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

The former Santander on Castle Street (Image: Mason Moore)

As we reported in late April, it was made known that Hollycroft-based businessman Mr. Adrian McGreevy had filed planning documents with the borough council, which revealed that the former Santander bank on Castle Street is becoming a new cafe.

The plans, first filed back on 13 March, shown that he wanted to make changes to the external finish of front elevation wall, entrance floor, and an alteration to building.

As well as this, a new balcony area would be created, and the currently-unused upstairs space will become a craft and yoga studio to form the full plans, giving it a brand new lease of life, after not being publicly used for almost two years in total.

Now, the alterations have since received the backing of borough council planners, who have granted permission, ultimately giving the ‘thumbs up’ for it to go ahead.

Documents seen by the Hinckley Free Press show they will serve up sandwiches, pasties, cakes, and biscuits, as well their main offering of coffees and other drinks.

The name of the new venture is currently unknown at the time of publication (15 June), and it is still not yet known when construction works will conclude.

This will mark the newest cafe to open in town, following the recent closure of the Addylline Cafe, which closed for good in mid-May, and cited a ‘lack of clientele’ and the ongoing cost of living crisis as the two primary reasons behind their closure.

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