Coffee shop and bakery outlet to create 25 jobs
Twenty-five new jobs are set to be created in Bangor with the opening of a new coffee shop and bakery.
Located at a former furniture store in Main Street in the town centre, the new establishment planned by New Edge Leisure will make all of its own produce on site.
Announcing the plans, New Edge Leisure Holdings director Ian Newell said recruitment for the new positions would begin soon.
"We want to bring back the home-made products of yesteryear and sell them on site in modern sophisticated surroundings," he said
"It is an exciting new venture and one which we feel the people of Bangor will welcome.
"We are delighted that the planning authorities have given us permission to change the use of the current premises for this venture.
"We have already secured the services of a master baker and fellow director Wesley Nelson who has more than 20 years experience in producing tasty bread products - both traditional and modern," he added.
"It is a timely jobs boost for Bangor and we are confident the new premises will quickly establish itself in the hearts of people in the town as a superb cafe and bakery."
The new premises are set to open in just over two months.
Mr Newell said that the new bakery, which has not yet been named, will employ traditional baking methods.
The business will be situated on the site of the former Ken's Cosy Beds and change of use planning permission for the building was granted by North Down Borough Council on January 16 last year.