A popular Chester coffee shop which closed without warning last month has found new premises in the city centre.
Customers were left baffled after The Jaunty Goat on Bridge Street suddenly shut its doors and got rid of all its stock, just hours after completing a busy day of trading.
Many people took to social media to express their disappointment, declaring the shop served 'the best coffee in Chester', but they can now breathe a sigh of relief because the cafe will be back in business by the end of May.
Manager Edward White, 23, who co-owns The Jaunty Goat with his twin brother Patrick, told The Chronicle they have managed to secure new, bigger premises on Bridge Street, just a few doors down from the previous one.
"We will be about four or five doors away in the premises where Past-times used to be," he said. "I know it created a lot of mystery when we shut our doors. I'm not going to say too much about it other than our negotiations with the landlord fell through, literally overnight.
"It was as much as a shock to us as it was to our customers. We saw the opportunity in the new premises as a real chance to grow. This one is at least twice the size," he added.
As well as operating a coffee shop, The Jaunty Goat also supplies local businesses and stores with their own range of coffee and coffee machines.
Edward said: "We pride ourselves on providing quality coffee and will continue to do so in the new premises. We'll be following the same consistency - which is a basis around coffee but will also be looking to introduce more good quality foods and expand our menu.
"We'd like to apologise to our customers for the short notice of closing down. We want to give the new premises a complete re-fit and ensure it's completely perfect; because of that we are yet to finalise an opening date but it will be sometime around the end of May," he added.