The Starbucks coffee at the North East's largest outlet retail destination is set to close this week - here's when.

Starbucks in Dalton Park, Murton, will close its doors for the final time this week (Sunday, March 10).  

The American chain, which serves a variety of hot, cold and blended coffee drinks has multiple other locations in the North East including in Ryhope, Sunderland and Peterlee to name a few.

The Northern Echo: Starbucks Dalton Park.Starbucks Dalton Park. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

Despite the news being confirmed by staff, no signs have been placed on the door of the café to alert customers of the impending closure.

However, the company has confirmed the closure.

A spokesperson said: "We regularly review our portfolio to ensure our stores are in places that are relevant for our customers while also maintaining healthy business growth.

"We can confirm that our store in Dalton Park, County Durham will close on 10th March, however, we have plans to open a drive-thru in the area soon.

"We would like to thank our customers for their loyalty over the years and let them know can find their nearest store on Starbucks Store Locator."

The Northern Echo: Starbucks Dalton Park.Starbucks Dalton Park. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

The Northern Echo: Dalton Park.Dalton Park. (Image: NORTHERN ECHO)

A spokesperson for Dalton Park said: "At Dalton Park, we’re always working hard to bring more exciting brands to our store line-up to enhance our outlet offering further and give our visitors the best possible shopping experience. 

"We are currently in discussion with a number of retailers who are keen to join Dalton Park this year. 

"We’ll announce new brand arrivals soon, including news of a very exciting and hugely popular brand that will be taking over the Starbucks unit."


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This news comes as Greggs has confirmed plans for a new location in the area, set to open in the spring.

A Greggs spokesperson said: “Greggs is due to open a new shop in County Durham within the next couple of months. We will be able to share further details with you closer to the opening.”