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North-west coffee shop brand, The Coffee House, has become the latest business to invest in Stockport town centre, with its 18th location set to open in the Merseyway Shopping Centre.
Founded in Lymm in 2011 by brothers, Chris and Stephen Shelmerdine, The Coffee House will occupy the former Clintons store, in the square of Merseyway Shopping Centre, opposite Primark. The new location will be the chain’s fourth new site of 2023, after opening in Macclesfield, Bury and Kirkby earlier this year.
New commercial office space as part of the council’s £1 billion programme of investment is bringing more workers into Stockport, increasing footfall and reversing the decline of its town centre by diversifying its offer away from purely retail space. The Coffee House joins other successful North-west businesses being drawn to Stockport town centre including ONP and BASF (moving to 2 Stockport Exchange from Hazel Grove and Cheadle respectively), and AeroCloud (moving from Macclesfield to Orbit’s Highbank House); accountants Hurst is among the first confirmed occupiers of 3 Stockport Exchange set to complete next year.
Chris Shelmerdine from the Coffee House said of the new store opening:
“We are delighted to be opening a store in Stockport; with it’s warm community feel, it’s a town we have aspired to open a store in for some time now! We can’t wait to open our doors to the community very soon and offer a really nice environment for people to relax and spend time with friends and family.”
North West-based The Coffee House follows a number of other major national brands set open sites in Stockport town centre, with JD Sports and Poundland announced to occupy the former BHS store, currently being redeveloped by Stockport Council and due to complete in early 2024.
Victoria Nichol, Centre Manager at Merseyway Shopping Centre said:
“There have been so many exciting new openings across Stockport Town Centre and we’re thrilled The Coffee House has chosen Merseyway as its latest location. Bringing a new lunch and coffee spot into our town, we’re confident The Coffee House will be popular amongst our shoppers.”
Cllr Colin MacAlister, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, added:
“The Coffee House will be a fantastic addition to Merseyway and I wish them every success. Businesses are seeing Stockport as a prime location, thanks to our ambitious regeneration plans and our reputation as a great place to live, work, play and connect.”