A CAFE and dessert shop in Durham City has become one of the latest businesses to shut its doors for good.

The Eats & Treats venue at The Riverwalk development, near Framwellgate Bridge, has been completely emptied of all fixtures and fittings.

The dessert shop, which had become a popular venue in recent years, had served a range of homemade food and drink and had been listed on JustEat.

The Northern Echo: The former Eats & Treats unit in Durham Picture: JIM SCOTTThe former Eats & Treats unit in Durham Picture: JIM SCOTT

At the time, it managed to attract scores of reviews with an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 according to feedback left on Google.

This week, the shop's Facebook page appeared to have been removed while the opening times listed by its bosses was updated to say it had "permanently closed."

The closure follows on from the announcement that another coffee chain had pulled out of the city. 

Towards the end of last month, Esquires Coffee on the opposite site of Framwellgate Bridge was also confirmed to have closed for good.

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The Northern Echo:

The coffee house on Silver Street, which had occupied a two-storey building for several years, was also stripped of its fixtures and fittings as the unit went on the market.

But although the city has seen two sudden closures, a number of new venues have since opened or are preparing to open once restrictions are lifted.

From a brand new Turkish restaurant to cafe specialising in serving up pancakes and deserts, a few new names will be popping up.

SEE MORE: 5 brand new venues getting ready to open in Durham City in the next few months

  • The bosses of Eats & Treats could not be reached for comment