A NEW vape shop will replace a coffee shop that has been left empty for more than a year.
Work has begun to repair and restore the former Triple Two Coffee unit at 35 Blue Boar Row.
Evapo, which claims to be the leading online vape shop with UK stores, will take over the building and open in October.
The London-based company, owned by Vincent Corner, has more than 45 stores across the country.
Appledown Projects has carried out restorative work on the building ahead of Evapo's grand opening.
Founder Jack Hounsham told the Journal: "The existing floor needed TLC. We gave it a bit of a spruce up."
Triple Two Coffee first closed in August 2022 but the property was seized by Cleaver Keys Holdings, the landlord, on Wednesday, May 24, because rent went unpaid.
All of the items left inside the property were stored.
Lauren Peters, from Triple Two Coffee, said: "The property was occupied by a franchisee who unfortunately had to close the business due to rising costs and declining footfall in the town."
Mr Corner has been contacted for more information about the new shop.