Chesterfield shoppers 'gutted' at closure of town centre bar and café

Chesterfield town centre shoppers say they are ‘gutted’ after a bar and café closed suddenly.

Friday, 24th January 2020, 5:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 5:00 pm

Residents took to social media to share their memories of Pump + Grind after it was revealed the venue has closed its doors just two years after opening.

The Stephenson Place bar and café is shuttered-up with a message posted in the window confirming it is no longer trading.

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A sign confirming the closure of Pump + Grind in Chesterfield.

Many readers said they were sad that another town centre business had folded.

Posting on our Facebook page, Jonathan Hill said: “Gutted. Best coffee anywhere. Great food and environment. Will be missed.”

Kane Nimmo said: “I can't believe this it was always packed!”

Christine Teresa posted: “Gutted. Lovely staff, food and the best coffee. Was our go-to place most weekends.”

Others said not enough people were using the town’s independent venues.

Chris Naylor posted: “Businesses can’t survive on people saying they’ll try it & never go… use it or lose it.”

And Danny James added: “Use it or lose it. Shame, it was a really nice place.”

Many people said they will miss the ‘brilliant’ staff at Pump + Grind and some of the popular items on the menu.

Raven Celeste said: “I’ll never get to have one of the nicest burgers again.”

But Sam Lucas posted on Facebook: “It was way over-priced and trying too hard to be ‘hip’ I’m not surprised.”

The message left in the window urges anyone with queries to contact Matlock insolvency company Seneca.