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Serendipity closes to focus online

Sunday 18 October 2020

Popular cafe Serendipity is to close after 17 years in the town.

The business opened in 2003 in Bircherley Green and moved to Parliament Square after the closure of the shopping centre in 2018.

Opening hours in the cafe have been cut back following the pandemic but business has grown online.

Commenting on Facebook, councillor and former mayor Rosemary Bolton said: "Oh no. I’m sorry to hear that you are closing the shop. So much love and commitment has gone into serving fabulous food and drinks to our community. Thank you for that".

Replying to comments on social media, owner Carla Duffield said: "Obviously sad to not see our lovely customers every day! But with social distancing & the way everything is going at the moment our online has increased so much were going to concentrate on that & move forwards.

"It makes more financial sense for us to move this way & it really is lovely to get creative again & make people happy with the deliveries"

Serendipity was based in Bircherley Green until 2018

The business has always provided outside catering and more recently through the Serendipity Online Shop, selling lunchboxes, cream teas and food gifts.

The cafe will close on Saturday 25th October 2020.

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