Edinburgh coffee shop Costa Coffee in Leith Walk closes suddenly with a note left to customers

The Costa Coffee near the top of Leith Walk thanked customers for their support in a note stuck to the door.
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A central Edinburgh Costa Coffee has closed suddenly with customers informed by a note stuck to the door.

The busy café, in Haddington Place, closed down on Friday, April 28. The reason for the sudden closure hasn’t been confirmed but a source said the private landlord hopes to make more profit on the building and is considering plans for student accommodation.

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On Monday, May 1, just a couple of days after closing, all tables and chairs inside as well as the external signage of the café was removed. A note on the door said: "Store closing: This store will be closing permanently on Friday, April 28 at 5.30pm. We would like to thank all of our customers who have supported us over the years. Your nearest Costa Coffee can be found at Leith Newkirkgate Shopping Centre. Thank you from all the team at Costa Haddington Place."

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A spokesperson for Costa Coffee said: “We can confirm that the Costa Coffee store on 39 Haddington Place in Edinburgh closed its doors on Friday 28th of April, and all team members have been redeployed to other stores in the local area. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience the closure may cause and advise customers to visit our store in Newkirkgate Shopping Centre, Leith, Edinburgh or visit www.costa.co.uk/locations/store-locator/map to find their nearest store.”

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