Costa Coffee due to move into long-running grocery store Jay Jay Stores in Woodford Green

Staff Sally Powells, Gauri Bagne, Rajan Madlani and Natalie Savage outside Jay Jay Stores

Staff Sally Powells, Gauri Bagne, Rajan Madlani and Natalie Savage outside Jay Jay Stores

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East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter - Wanstead & Woodford

A well known coffee chain have confirmed it is moving into a store due to close down after 30 years.

Costa Coffee will open the new store in early July in the premises of the current Jay Jay Stores in The Broadway, Woodford Green.

Owner of the grocery store, Rajan Madlani, also owns the Budgen’s opposite and confirmed everyone who worked in shop would be moving to work at his supermarket.

Costa Coffee own over 1,600 stores in the UK and have stores in 29 countries worldwide.

A spokeswoman for Costa Coffee said: "Costa, the nation's favourite coffee shop are pleased to announce that we are opening a brand new store on The Broadway, Woodford Green in early July bringing 8-10 new jobs to the local area.

“As with all of our new store openings we will do all that we can to integrate ourselves with the local community, getting involved with events; providing the store as a meeting place and helping with fundraising."
 

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1:37pm Thu 22 May 14

KatieHPhoto says...

Ugh, not another Costa!
Ugh, not another Costa! KatieHPhoto
  • Score: 0

2:41pm Thu 22 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

The World is just a great big latte.
The World is just a great big latte. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

4:46pm Thu 22 May 14

cynicalsue says...

Greedy.
Greedy. cynicalsue
  • Score: 2

9:47pm Thu 22 May 14

parkingtrouble says...

Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.
Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands. parkingtrouble
  • Score: 0

11:17pm Thu 22 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

parkingtrouble wrote:
Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.
Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid.
[quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.[/p][/quote]Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

11:43am Fri 23 May 14

wanstead_e11 says...

Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970.
The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.
Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970. The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay. wanstead_e11
  • Score: 12

2:00pm Fri 23 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

wanstead_e11 wrote:
Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970.
The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.
What is this a history lesson?
[quote][p][bold]wanstead_e11[/bold] wrote: Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970. The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.[/p][/quote]What is this a history lesson? Villagecranberry
  • Score: -16

6:06pm Fri 23 May 14

Ferdy54 says...

wanstead_e11 wrote:
Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970.
The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.
That's the most interesting part of this story.
[quote][p][bold]wanstead_e11[/bold] wrote: Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970. The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.[/p][/quote]That's the most interesting part of this story. Ferdy54
  • Score: 12

7:12pm Fri 23 May 14

parkingtrouble says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
parkingtrouble wrote:
Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.
Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid.
Clearly many people have no taste.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.[/p][/quote]Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid.[/p][/quote]Clearly many people have no taste. parkingtrouble
  • Score: 7

9:44pm Fri 23 May 14

jackblack007 says...

i can see it now,'' these coffee shops'' attracting anti social behaviour and riff raff, whilst they wait for a double espresso and £ 3 slice of carrot cake.

best open up another police station to curb this worrying trend of arabica terrorists in IG8
i can see it now,'' these coffee shops'' attracting anti social behaviour and riff raff, whilst they wait for a double espresso and £ 3 slice of carrot cake. best open up another police station to curb this worrying trend of arabica terrorists in IG8 jackblack007
  • Score: 2

6:50am Sat 24 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

parkingtrouble wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
parkingtrouble wrote:
Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.
Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid.
Clearly many people have no taste.
Look at it this way, you can get free wifi and buy a drink for under 2 quid and use their loo facilities if caught short as there are no public loos anywhere. Loos were close down because of antisocial behaviour and vandalism. So Cost provide a valuable service.
[quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]parkingtrouble[/bold] wrote: Part of the Whitbread group of bland, low end brands.[/p][/quote]Low end brands that appear to attract an awful lot of business as the ones I have been in around Leytonstone, Wantead and Woodford Bridge are always rammed solid.[/p][/quote]Clearly many people have no taste.[/p][/quote]Look at it this way, you can get free wifi and buy a drink for under 2 quid and use their loo facilities if caught short as there are no public loos anywhere. Loos were close down because of antisocial behaviour and vandalism. So Cost provide a valuable service. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 2

10:29am Sat 24 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

Jay Jays was a blot on the landscape, a shabby old shop, I mean look at that shop sign, some of these traders have no pride and just take what they can. At least Costa has a professional, corporate and clean cut image, they spend fortunes fitting out their premises and obviously succeed by economy of scale.
Jay Jays was a blot on the landscape, a shabby old shop, I mean look at that shop sign, some of these traders have no pride and just take what they can. At least Costa has a professional, corporate and clean cut image, they spend fortunes fitting out their premises and obviously succeed by economy of scale. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

2:26pm Tue 27 May 14

G_Whiz says...

KatieHPhoto wrote:
Ugh, not another Costa!
At least Costa is British and pays all it's taxes!, unlike The massive arrogant Yank Multinational that is Starbucks!

Costa all the way!
[quote][p][bold]KatieHPhoto[/bold] wrote: Ugh, not another Costa![/p][/quote]At least Costa is British and pays all it's taxes!, unlike The massive arrogant Yank Multinational that is Starbucks! Costa all the way! G_Whiz
  • Score: 6

9:04am Thu 29 May 14

tjm01 says...

wanstead_e11 wrote:
Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970. The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.
Very interesting history lesson,those were the days when manners came as part of the service
[quote][p][bold]wanstead_e11[/bold] wrote: Although it says this shop has been trading for 30 years, prior to that it was United Dairies and was a 'counter service' shop until around 1970 when they extended it and converted to self service. This was presumably in answer to the opening of Bishops supermarket (now Budgens) in 1970. The ‘UD’ or simply ‘the dairy’ as it was often known , had a white marble L shaped counter and the assistants rushed around collecting the various items from the shelves behind. The bill was added up in pencil on the paper bag (no calculators then!) and just the total was entered on the old fashioned mechanical cash register. This was common practice in those days, electronic cash registers and computers were still many years away. Later the shop was extended back to the service road and converted to self-service. Not long afterwards, Unigate sold the shop and it became Jay-Jay Stores, the original owner being John Jay.[/p][/quote]Very interesting history lesson,those were the days when manners came as part of the service tjm01
  • Score: 4

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