Starbucks pulls out of Buttermarket Shopping Centre in Ipswich

Starbucks in the Buttermarket which is set to close on March 19th.

Starbucks in the Buttermarket which is set to close on March 19th.

The Starbucks coffee shop in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich, is closing according to online reports.

A sign at the store says: “The team at the Buttermarket store would like to thank you for your custom. We will be closing on Thursday 19, seven days to go.”

The news comes days after the shopping centre was bought for £9.2million by Drum Property Group and Capital and Regional, which had announced plans to modernise the centre into a retail and leisure hybrid.

Starbucks will retain a presence in the town, continuing to oeprate from the former White Horse Hotel.