A well-known coffee chain is opening a branch in Bury, it has been announced.

Cafe Nero will be taking over the unit left empty after jewellers Peter Jackson moved out

Notices of the new opening have been posted on the lot at  The Rock Shopping Centre.

The ‘Italian Coffee Company’  move into Bury comes as rival chain Starbucks opened a branch recently.

Bury Times: Caffè Nero, will be opening soon in Bury.

Caffè Nero have started advertising for people to join their team.

The new café will join several other new traders at the Bury shopping centre.

Other brands that have recently joined traders at The Rock include Ann SummersDöner and Gyros, Kaspa’s DessertsShoe Zone and the first Vanilla store, a women's clothes store, in the North West.

Caffè Nero, which has more than 800 coffee houses across Europe, say their story goes back around 20 years, to founder Gerry Ford.

Bury Times: Caffè Nero, will be opening soon in Bury.

The history of the company, outlined on their site reads as: “Armed with a passion for coffee, he [Gerry Ford] had a vision to create traditional Italian cafés across Europe; places that would serve very high quality coffee and serve as neighbourhood meeting spots.

“We started off simply trying to make a few local independent coffee houses work. And they did!

“We never aspired to be a big company; in fact, even today we see ourselves as a start-up. We have grown one coffee, one customer and one store at a time – always trying to be the best at what we do.

“We have reinvested in the business to stay true to Gerry’s original vision and we’ve done this with resilience and determination.

“Making great coffee takes some doing. So, we built our own Roastery and created a unique award-winning coffee blend (we regularly work on developing new and interesting blends too).

“And, importantly, we set up our espresso training school – where all our Baristas master the art of coffee making.”