THE coffee shops in this timeline does
not include the long-established business already in Nantwich. Just
those that came, never took off or closed.
There are other interesting
items. Mainly, it is a back-up to a Letter from Nantwich feature (here)
with more details and pictures.
IN 2007 we had
coffee shop on the scene in the same modernised building that was
at one time the Lamb Hotel in Hospital Street.
The Aroma Cafe Bar opened up on
the remaining trade outlet at Chatterton House, next to Costa - at the
front of the building.
October 2007: Ginger and Pickles, in Mill
Street, was awarded membership status of the
United Kingdom Tea Council
- only the second outlet in Cheshire to do so.
March 2008: Harvey's in The Cocoa
Yard has a new owner and is
now called Libby's Lunches (right), Libby being the former manager of the shop
before it was sold. I understand that the Harvey's shop in Pepper
Street is under new ownership but retaining the name, as is Harvey's Bar
in High Street - which advertises "morning coffee". (See July
April 2008: I hear that Morrison's
supermarket is now seeking permission to erect an extension to house a
coffee shop. How ironic when you consider
that one of the first things that
Morrison's did when they took over the store was to close an
existing coffee shop and move the pharmacy and newspaper stall into it
in a store revamp. I understand that 50 car parking spaces will be lost
if the plan is approved. Morrisons allow customers 90 minutes free
parking, giving them time to pop into town after stocking up in the
store. UPDATE: This didn't happen.
April 2008: An application has been
received to turn a charming house on the corner of Pillory Street and
Pall Mall into a coffee bar and venue for meetings by local groups. It
has no parking spaces - just the Waterlode car park across Pillory
July 2009: Libby's Lunches is now a
children's shoe shop, called Lollipops.
2010: The house on the corner of
Pillory Street and Pall Mall opened as Munundry's, a cafe and therapy
centre (left). [See below].
April 2010: One of the last antiques
shops in town has become a coffee and tea shop. Not a cafe, Tea Leaves
and Coffee Beans in Hospital Street sells the beverages for making at
home. Michelle Rogers and Adam Wool opened the shop on Good Friday after
failing to find the tea and coffee they wanted in town. One of the items
on sale is a medium strength coffee called Dabber's Blend.
October 2010: Munundry's stopped
being a cafe and concentrated on the therapy side of the business.
November 2010: Relish coffee shop
opened in the former Bang and Olufsen audio visual shop in Church Lane. Relish
- tagged as "delicatessen,
coffee and fine wines" - is the third coffee shop on the ground floor of
February 2011: It would seem that not
enough people wanted to buy special coffees and teas and make their own
at home. At least, that is one interpretation
that could be put on the
fact that Tea Leaves and Coffee Beans is no longer in business on the
corner of Hospital Street and the Cocoa Yard. Other businesses followed
January 2012: Munundry's is now a
May 2012: Lollipops, the children's
shoe shop (and former coffee shop) in The Cocoa Yard, has closed after
three years. It later became a ladies' hair salon.
Inglenook Tea Shoppe becomes Molly's Tea Shoppe when the Hughes family
relinquish their ownership of the business. Molly is the daughter of the
family who have taken over.
July 2012: Caffe Nero, the national
chain of Italian coffee shops, opens a branch in the former Reeds Rains
estate agency in High Street. (Reeds Rains now has a branch in Pepper
April 2013: A coffee shop in one
corner of the new Marks and Spencer Simply Food outlet in Beam Street
joins Nantwich's coffee premises. See this
Letter from Nantwich
Also in 2013: Bloom, a coffee shop and sandwich
bar, etc, opens in Pillory Street.
July 2014: in recent weeks we have
lost one coffee shop - on the top (second) floor of Bratt's clothing
shop in Churchyardside - and a new one has opened: Teresa's Ice Cream
Parlour in Oat Market. It lists coffee as one of several items it sells,
so it's included in the list of coffee shops!
March 2017: A new coffee shop and
restaurant has opened in premises opposite Nantwich Post Office in
Pepper Street. It's called Miss Marmalade's.
Watch this space . . .