A Costa branch has closed.

The coffee shop in Market Place, Burgess Hill, finished trading yesterday for the final time.

Customers were informed of the news by a sign put up on the door.

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It said: "This store will be permanently closing. The last day of trade will be July 8. Thank you to all our customers."

Many people have taken to social media to express their upset, with many saying it is a loss for the town and could be a sign of things to come.

One of the shift leaders at the store wrote on a Facebook group post: "Just wanted to say thank you so much for all our customers who have been loyal and amazing towards me and my team here at Market Place Costa.

"We are all truly gutted that our store has gone."

The next closest branch is in South Road, Haywards Heath.