Preston's newest coffee shop opens its doors

'‹The operators of Preston's newest coffee shop are cashing in on its most quirky feature.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 8th February 2017, 11:32 am
Updated Tuesday, 28th February 2017, 12:47 pm
Scott Moore in the vault of the new Costs
Scott Moore in the vault of the new Costs

The former HSBC bank in Garstang Road, Fulwood, is now up and running as a Costa Coffee outlet.

The move has created 12 local jobs – and given locals something to talk about. The franchisees have retained the bank’s vault, complete with door, as a feature inside the premises.

The outlet is run by Simon and Tracey Vardy of Sim Trava Ltd. Jim Smith, operations director, said: “ We were pleased to retain the vault - its a real talking point

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Scott Moore in the vault of the new Costs

“It has become something of a feature. It’s fantastic – peo​ple are coming in and looking at it”

The former bank has been extended and remodelled to create the coffee shop – but the vault just had to stay.

Said Jim: “We want the cafe to become a destination that people use and enjoy. We wanted to get it right and we are proud of how it looks.”

Scott Moore in the vault of the new Costs