A catering company which opened in The Apex in January, says a new outdoor seating area has driven up sales by more than a third.
Sodexo Prestige run the Aspretto Cafe in The Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Last week it opened an outside seating area for up to 48 customers, and saw sales increase by 35 per cent.
Richard Wheeler from Sodexo Prestige said, “Due to the great summer weather we have been having we have seen a big increase in sales.”
Cllr Sarah Stamp from St Edmundsbury Borough Council which owns The Apex, said: “I’m delighted to see that Sodexo’s successful café is extending out into the square where it will be a very welcome addition to the Arc, bringing even more colour and vibrancy to a popular part of the town.
“We wish them every success with the expansion.”
The cafe is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am – 5.30pm and on Sunday from 10.30am – 4pm.