It is fantastic news to hear that Rochester Coffee Company are now set to launch a flagship new store at Chatham Dockside, including the hiring of 22 new staff. I am particularly impressed with their ambition in this economic climate and really hope that they will succeed as a small business in spite of that background.
There is real demand for quality service from locally based and sourced businesses. One of the great advantages of Rochester High Street is that we have retained a good mix of local traders.
It will be wonderful if, as well as maintaining the diversity of our high street in the face of national chains, we see local operators, such as Rochester Coffee Company, expanding more widely.
Congratulations and best of luck to Rochester Coffee Company.
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