Locals believe that this is too much.
The authorities of the English city of Christchurch in Dorset denied the owners of a new cafe to open another coffee shop in the former premises of the store, which was empty for a year. They explained this by an excess of coffee houses in the city.
According to The Telegraph, there are 14 coffee shops on the High Street, 500 meters in length, the average distance between them is about 35 meters. According to locals and other coffee shop owners, this is too much.
Many coffee shop owners complained about growing competition. According to one family, despite the relatively successful business, they barely managed to pay bills and room rent.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]The next coffee house is unlikely to bring many new jobs, but this will be the last nail in the coffin of existing cafes that are trying to survive.[/perfectpullquote]