Deja Vu as cafe opens and creates five new jobs

Deja Vu restaurant opens '2. Councillor Alan Cullens and owner Ben Ani outside the cafe on Fazakerley Street
Deja Vu restaurant opens '2. Councillor Alan Cullens and owner Ben Ani outside the cafe on Fazakerley Street
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A brand new cafe has opened in Chorley town centre creating five new jobs.

Earlier this year Chorley Council announced a package of grants to attract new businesses to vacant premises in the town centre and Cafe Deja Vu is the first to benefit from the funding.

The cafe, which sells a wide range of food and drink at affordable prices, is bringing to life two shop units on Fazakerley Street that have been empty for about two years.

The cafe, which is owned by local businessman Ben Ani, successfully gained £8,925 in funding from Chorley Council, which has contributed to refurbishing the premises by building the counter and replacing the flooring.

The grant also includes a business rate subsidy that is offered as part of the grants package.

Coun Alan Cullens, who is responsible for the delivery of the grants at Chorley Council, said: “This is exactly the type of business we’re looking to support.

“The project will create five new jobs and put two empty shop units to good use while helping to rejuvenate Fazakerley Street.”

Cafe owner Mr Ani said: “We’re delighted to be open for business and we’d urge people who visit the town centre to come in and try us out.”