Friday, 21 March 2014

Costa coffee Ramsgate rumour

I have an unconfirmed report that the Costa Coffee shop chain have bought the Vista building on harbour Parade in Ramsgate and are intending to buy out the Gifts Galore lease so that the whole thing can trade as Costa Coffee.


  1. The new one in Margate certainly seems to be doing well.

    1. Peter my concern here is once again we lose a non food retail business to food and drink, understandable as we all know the profit margin on tea and coffee.

    2. Sure I can understand that for Ramsgate, but any big business that invests in Margate High Street can only be a good thing for the town.

  2. Wait until wetherspoons get along the seafront then there will be a choice?

  3. Personally I think it's good news, a Costa opening next to Miles Bar. Miles has gone downhill rapidly in recent months, and could do with having to shape up to some competition. Went there recently and was told there was no steak, because 'it's popular'. To which my answer was 'Buy more steak then!' Plus our empty dishes and glasses were left on the table for an hour. It's not rocket science. Perhaps this will give them the kick up the A they need. If not, I'm going to have to think about removing them from my 'Recommended Nosheries' column!


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