THE Costa Coffee shop in Colwyn Bay has shut its doors for the last time.

Based at the town’s BayView Shopping Centre, the store closed for good yesterday (June 16).

It was one of two Costa sites in North Wales yesterday, with its Ruthin shop also ceasing trading.


Staff ‘heartbroken’ as Costa Coffee closes its Ruthin store

A Costa Coffee spokesperson said: “We’re sad to be closing our Costa Coffee stores on 2-4 Market Street, Ruthin, and in BayView Shopping Centre, Colwyn Bay, which are owned and operated by one of our franchise partners.

“Both stores will be closing for trade on June 16.

“We would like to thank both the Ruthin and the Colwyn Bay communities for their support over the years.”

Closure of Colwyn Bay's Costa was met with criticism by residents, with one saying the town could "end up like Bangor" - "completely dead".

Another said the closure was a "real shame", with fears that there will soon be no shops or cafes in the town.

Others said they were "not surprised", with the shopping centre having seen the closure of several stores previously.