New coffee shop opens at Hollingwood Hub

Nona's Coffee Shop Ltd has entered liquidation.
Nona's Coffee Shop Ltd has entered liquidation.

A new coffee shop has opened at Hollingwood Hub.

At the start of October, Dawn Siddons - who opened Nona’s Coffee Shop at Hollingwood Hub in 2011 - decided that the time was right to retire and therefore closed the business.

Katey Whelpton, who worked at Nona’s for more than four years, is now in charge of Katey’s Coffee Shop at the site.

Hollingwood Hub is on the Chesterfield Canal towpath and is popular for walkers and cyclists.

Rod Auton, of the Chesterfield Canal Trust, said: “Nona’s has always been very popular, indeed it has been fundamental to the success of Hollingwood Hub.

“The Chesterfield Canal Trust would like to put on record its thanks to Dawn for all that she has done for the trust and for canal users.

“Of most especial note is Dawn’s fantastic record of training young people.

“Four of her trainees, including Katey, now run their own businesses.

“A fifth is doing incredibly well in a catering management training course.

“Several others have been given a thorough grounding in catering and customer service.

“Dawn could not have a better legacy than this.

“The trust wishes Dawn a long and happy retirement.”