Coffee shop to bring jobs boost in Walsall

An old Walsall pharmacy is to be converted into a new coffee shop.

The old Pharmacare shop in Caldmore Green. PIC: Google Street View
The old Pharmacare shop in Caldmore Green. PIC: Google Street View

A total of four jobs will be created when the new shop and takeaway, serving breakfast, sandwiches, paninis and grilled food is opened on Caldmore Green.

Applicant Kamal Usman Hamad said the new shop will provide a boost to the area and bring an empty shop back into use.

The unit was previously occupied by PharmaCare until the pharmacy relocated to the former Crown pub premises on nearby West Bromwich Road earlier this year.

Plans include refurbishing the premises to provide customer seating and food preparation areas for the shop, which will operate between 8am and 11pm.

Agents Architecture and Interior Design said: “The building is an existing shop within a surrounding area which is predominately retail, offices and residential.

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"The property has the advantage of being a part of the high footfall along the main shopping parade and is within close distance to local bus stops.

“The proposed change of use will bring the vacant building back into use and create jobs locally and provide food to local residents, those going to the local gym and shoppers.

“It would be beneficial for the local community as it would provide for a healthy style of breakfast, sandwiches, paninis, teas and coffee, which is limited in the area.

“The proposed takeaway/coffee shop will help regenerate the current building and help inject money back into the community by providing jobs to locals and providing a healthy option of food.

“The changes to the existing building would be very successful in this vicinity which will only add as a positive project to help bring up the surrounding area.”

Walsall Council planners granted permission for the change of use of the building.

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