A COFFEE shop which moved into a town centre last week has been officially opened.

In a ceremony this morning (November 4) Darlington's Mayor Councillor Nick Wallis officially opened Esquires Coffee in the Cornmill Shopping Centre.

The high street chain arrived at the indoor shopping centre last week, opening its doors to the public October 31.

Esquires joins other additions to the Cornmill following the arrival of Yours Clothing, a retailer selling fashionable clothing in sizes 16 to 36, and the opening of the new-look Post Office and M&S Simply Food outlet following a revamp of the WHSmith store.

Susan Young, Centre Manager at the Cornmill Centre, said: "We know our customers will also love the new Esquires Coffee Shop, where they can buy a Fairtrade coffee and choose from an appetizing food menu, including vegetarian and vegan options."