Historical version 55 of Costa Coffee, 129-131 North End
Cafe and coffee shop on North End. It opened on 27 March 2013.
The occupant as of December 2011 was a shoe shop called Sole Trader (or possibly Soletrader or Sole|Trader) photo. This had closed by May 2012, with the premises boarded up photo and advertised to let. (In November 2012, Sole Trader opened another branch a little further along the street at number 72.)
Numbers 129-131 remained vacant for some time, but in October 2012, Costa Coffee were granted a planning application for a change of use "from A1 (retail) to a mixed use (A1/A3) coffee shop". Shopfitting work started in March 2013 photo, and posters in the window photo confirmed that it would be a branch of Costa.