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No Thanks Costa Coffee Cromer is doing Great without you

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No Thanks Costa Coffee we are doing great without you . Please sign this petition to Support Cromer's Independent Coffee Shops and Tea Rooms .

Cromer’s independent offering brings customers friendly bespoke customer service, a unique product offering, local knowledge and locally sourced products, money circulates and stays within the town. A homogenised service and product offering such as Costa’s cannot deliver this and profits would be stripped from the town, We fail to see what Costa can bring that Cromer doesn’t already offer. People visit Cromer on Holiday and dont want the same as they get in their normal day to day life .

Cromer is a vibrant mix of mostly independent retailers and some nationals. The nationals we do have on the whole complement our high street offering and make it the unique experience that it is. That’s the charm of Cromer, that’s why so many visit us and they say ‘Cromer isn’t like other high streets’.

We are extremely proud of Cromer’s 100% independent offering of coffee shops, eateries and restaurants. These are run by hardworking individuals and families who have given their all to make their businesses a success and in turn make Cromer the success that it is.

There has been much speculation regarding the new occupants of 61-63 Church St and now that it is clear that it is Costa and taking into account the sheer size of the proposed outlet the word I would choose to use about how I and others feel about this is ‘uncomfortable’.

The proposed Costa branch will see somewhere in the region of 70-80 covers, including the usual branded street furniture. Whilst Cromer is undoubtedly seeing an uplift in visitors it is not to the level that they alone would support this kind of size of outlet.

 Cromer is very community focused, whether people have lived here all their lives or are simply visiting they all feel like they belong to that community. I strongly believe that this community will vigorously support the independent outlets and all that they offer.

We wish to make it abundantly clear that the usual  aggressive tactics by large corporations to swallow up independents will not be tolerated here In Cromer, the stronghold resolve of our community, its businesses and their owners should not be underestimated.

 



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