A new coffee shop is set to replace Hitchin's vegan café Chia Naturally Healthy which closed down last month.

Chia closed on June 11 after founder Lucy Fisher decided to "focus on raising her children", but it has now been revealed what business will take its place.

Worldwide coffee chain Esquires is set to take over the 8 Market Place unit, but no opening date has been confirmed.

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Esquires has been teasing its arrival in Hitchin on its website with a page that claims it is "coming soon", with an "exact location to be confirmed soon".

But according to Google, it will be moving into the space vacated by Chia.

It will be in good company too, with Halsey's Deli & Eatery and The Groundworks as neighbours.

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Founded in Canada in 1993, Esquires is a worldwide business, with more than 130 stores across the globe.

The opening of the site in Hitchin will also see them expand further in Hertfordshire, with Esquires already calling Stevenage and Letchworth home.