Starbucks in Chesham set to become a bank

Starbucks branch set to become bank

Starbucks branch set to become bank

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A COFFEE shop in Chesham looks set to be converted into a bank after plans were submitted to a council.

An application to change the Starbucks branch in High Street into a bank or building society has been made to Chiltern District Council.

The two bedroom flat above the shop, which is currently vacant, would also become part of the bank if planning permission is granted.

Starbucks is currently in the process of leaving the premises, while the applicant has suggested a major financial firm has already expressed an interest to moving into the property once the coffee shop chain has left town.

The planning application requests a change in use from retail to financial services. A decision on whether to grant approval to the proposals is likely to be made by the end of the year.

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12:22pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Welwyn Dowd says...

I don't know what's worse - a business that pays no tax or one that takes money out of the economy? At least you get a cup of coffee from one rather than have your house repossessed by the other.
I don't know what's worse - a business that pays no tax or one that takes money out of the economy? At least you get a cup of coffee from one rather than have your house repossessed by the other. Welwyn Dowd
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4:10pm Tue 13 Nov 12

MrsKissenger says...

Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!!
Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!! MrsKissenger
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7:38pm Tue 13 Nov 12

realist_highwycombe says...

MrsKissenger wrote:
Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!!
Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving?

First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad!
[quote][p][bold]MrsKissenger[/bold] wrote: Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!![/p][/quote]Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving? First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad! realist_highwycombe
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3:26pm Wed 14 Nov 12

IanBartlett says...

realist_highwycombe wrote:
MrsKissenger wrote:
Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!!
Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving?

First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad!
Don't forget Starbucks moved out of Amersham first. Maybe the area just doesn't work for them? Chesham does have a LOT of coffee shops!
[quote][p][bold]realist_highwycombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsKissenger[/bold] wrote: Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!![/p][/quote]Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving? First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad![/p][/quote]Don't forget Starbucks moved out of Amersham first. Maybe the area just doesn't work for them? Chesham does have a LOT of coffee shops! IanBartlett
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9:34pm Wed 14 Nov 12

washondo says...

IanBartlett wrote:
realist_highwycombe wrote:
MrsKissenger wrote:
Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!!
Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving?

First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad!
Don't forget Starbucks moved out of Amersham first. Maybe the area just doesn't work for them? Chesham does have a LOT of coffee shops!
Or perhaps the locals have been appraised of their less than adequate coffee, not to mention their business practices.
~
They really ought to leave the country.
[quote][p][bold]IanBartlett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]realist_highwycombe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrsKissenger[/bold] wrote: Sounds a bit strange these days, a coffee shop closing to make way for a bank - usually the other way round!![/p][/quote]Completely agree. How bad is Chesham that a starbucks is even cutting their losses and leaving? First it was McDonalds, now Starbucks! Mad![/p][/quote]Don't forget Starbucks moved out of Amersham first. Maybe the area just doesn't work for them? Chesham does have a LOT of coffee shops![/p][/quote]Or perhaps the locals have been appraised of their less than adequate coffee, not to mention their business practices. ~ They really ought to leave the country. washondo
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