It seems however that not every Didsbury resident is impressed by the arrival of the coffee chain in the village. Only hours after the Costa signage went up, a message appeared on one of the exterior cream walls of the coffee house which read "Welcome to Clone town".
Wikipedia states "Clone town is a UK term for a town where the High Street or other major shopping areas are significantly dominated by Chain stores. The term was coined by the New Economics Foundation (NEF), a British think tank, in their 2004 report on 'Clone Town Britain' "
What do you think about a Costa Coffee opening on the corner of Didsbury's main junction? It is a step too far or should we accept it in the name of progress?
[update Tuesday 30th September] The graffiti is gone and Costa Coffee is open