New shops in the town centre

Bryan Cooney and a minion from Despicable Me
Bryan Cooney and a minion from Despicable Me

It is all change in Daventry town centre with a new cafe and comic book shop, a luxury food shop and a convenience store opening soon.

Kuni’s Coffee and Comics will be opening in Bowen Square within the next eight weeks.

It will be selling a wide of comic books and film merchandise as well as a cafe.

The new store will be decorated with items from comic books and films including a 7ft minion from the film Despicable Me.

The store’s owner Bryan Cooney said: “We hope that this will be a vibrant and bright space for people to come and relax and enjoy a coffee. This is a cafe which will be very different to anything else in the town.”

It will take over the unit which was formerly The FOPS shop.

The owner of a new coffee shop has said he was looking to bring something different to the town.

Bryan Cooney will be opening Kuni’s Coffee and Comics in Bowen Square, Daventry.

He hopes to create a vibrant and bright coffee shop similar to the one seen in the film Kick Ass.

Mr Cooney said: “I live in Daventry and I know there is nothing like it in the town.

“There will be a coffee shop and a retail side which will be sellingmerchandise from comic books, the latest movies, manga and anime.

“This is going to be something that will interest the younger people in the town but we don’t want it to be something just for youngsters. I hope it will appeal to everyone.”

He also stated there will be screens which will be silent but visitors can connect to the sound with headphones. There will also be free wi-fi and electrical sockets to charge laptops and mobile phones.

Mr Cooney added: “The plan is to have it open in eight weeks. We have the change of use permission, we are just fitting the place out now.”

Also, opened is a luxury food shop called Best Before It’s Gone moving into the old Exit unit on the High Street.

The store’s manager Daniel Parslow said: “We will be concentrating on selling luxury food which is close to its best before date.

“We ran this as a trial website for the people of Daventry and the nearby villages and it did very well so we thought we’d open the shop up.

“We can only have the unit for nine months due to the development work but if the shop is successful and gets good customer feedbackthen we will open another unit.”

A new Spar shop is also coming to the High Street though no date has been set for its opening. The FOPS shop has also taken over the Rose and Sargent building on the High Street.