Lincoln independent cafe closed to make way for Caffè Nero

National coffee chain Caffè Nero will take on the former Cafe M in the St Marks shopping centre in Lincoln.

Cafe M closed last week and has emptied the premises. The cafe had previously had unsafe food removed from the premises between April 2014 and February this year after an investigation carried out by The Food Standards Agency in Lincoln.

The establishment also suffered from a fire in April 2012 which led to Cafe M’s temporary closure.

A Standard Life Investments spokesperson, which own the St Marks centre said: “We can confirm that Café M has recently left St Marks Shopping Centre. We’re looking forward to welcoming Caffè Nero to the centre shortly.”

Caffè Nero is a family owned chain with more than 700 premises across seven countries.