Costa Coffee comes to Didsbury
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