A BAKERY chain has opened a new site in a city centre street.

The Greggs store in Queen’s Road, Brighton, opened yesterday.

The bakery told The Argus in September that a new store was planned for the city and would be open by the end of the year.

But, at the time, the company refused to give an exact location of its latest site.

A Greggs spokesman said: “We are pleased to confirm that we have plans to open a new shop in Brighton later this year and will have more information about exactly where and when in the near future.”

The new venue is a short walk from Brighton Station.

Greggs is the UK’s largest bakery chain with more than 1,900 stores.

In Brighton and Hove, there are also stores in London Road, Western Road, Boundary Road and nearby North Street - less than 800 metres away.

In January the bakery chain became the talk of the nation when it launched a vegan sausage roll.

Rather than sausage, the roll was filled with Quorn, a meat substitute, and wrapped in 96 layers of dairy-free puff pastry.

The launch of the product followed a petition by animal welfare group PETA.

It called on Greggs to provide a vegan version of its sausage rolls due to the enormous popularity of the savoury snack - 1.5 million are sold every week.

The petition was signed by more than 20,000 people.

Now an advert in the window of the newly-opened bakery says it is offering vegan mince pies over the festive period.