Northampton coffee shop's fairytale dream spoilt by customers stealing crockery and competition from Rushden Lakes
Petty theft, break-ins and customers pocketing cups and cutlery has pushed a Harry Potter-inspired coffee shop in Northampton town centre to close down. The Magic Bean Emporium, in St Giles Street, will shut its doors for the last time this summer.
Owner Michella Dos Santos says she is "heartbroken" over the decision after a year of seeing expensive stock go missing and a series of devastating break-ins have together cost the business some £4,000.
She told the Chronicle & Echo: "It's been a huge factor in the decision. Because we've got quirky stock our cups, milk jugs... read more
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