After much speculation, it can be confirmed that Caffe Nero is to open a branch in Chipping Norton.
The coffee shop will open in what was the Dorothy Perkins shop on Topside in around five weeks’ time.
Work started on refitting the premises this week, and although Caffe Nero’s press office has not responded to our call for information yet, local workmen confirmed to our reporter that the refit was for a Caffe Nero branch.
This follows speculation that either Caffe Nero or Costa Coffee would open in the location.
Caffe Nero had previously stated that it intended to open around 200 new branches in the UK by 2018.
Shop premises are able to be changed to cafe use without planning permission for a period of up to two years, under current legislation.