So, we're getting a [in Folkestone within the next two weeks, according to a small news piece in [[folkestone herald](http://www.starbucks.co.uk Starbucks]]). You may think these chain coffee stores are the enemy, but they're surely a sign of regeneration, which is a good thing. AND, they do food and drinks especially aimed at vegans, very progressive, big thumbs up.
No venue confirmed yet, but my money is on Sandgate Road, the Ciro Citterio suit shop opposite Debenhams has closed down in a bit of a hurry, could be there.
Noticed yesterday too that the British Heart Foundation shop is also closing, remember when charity shops close this is also a good thing, it means there's a real business paying full rent that's waiting to move in.
What on earth is going to fill the space left by M&S though? That's one huge store...
This is part of my website The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when we first came to Folkestone in approximately 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those DFLs you get now. The site was a lot more dynamic with a calendar of events and voting for favourite places and stuff, and I know it was a useful reference for those who were moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we always thought it was just about to. My name is not Gerald by the way, this comes from a fake paper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are great aren't they? Do contact me if you have something to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.