Dessert parlour chain Kaspa's is heading to Weston-super-Mare
PUBLISHED: 08:00 24 May 2017 | UPDATED: 08:05 24 May 2017
A popular dessert parlour chain will open in Weston-super-Mare town centre, if planning permission is granted by North Somerset Council.
Restaurant franchise Kaspa’s wants to ‘create a unique feature’ in Weston by opening a restaurant which would ‘increase the vitality and viability’ of the town centre.
Joylicious Foods Limited UK has registered a planning application with the council to convert the old post office in Regent Street into a dessert parlour.
The building has been vacant for two years after the post office relocated across the road to Alexandra Parade.
With the council mulling over planning permission, a start date for the conversion is yet to be confirmed.
Kaspa’s has built its reputation through social media, with delighted diners sharing pictures of large and indulgent desserts.
A planning statement by Architectures Design Limited on behalf of the applicant said: “Kaspa’s has many stores now throughout the UK, and wherever they go they attract large footfall with huge social media attention that without question has a dramatic increase to the vitality and viability of any location they are situated within.
“Apart from the desserts, they utilise a relaxing and unwinding interior which is why people travel far and wide to visit their parlours. They are the perfect place to relax, socialise and soak in the fun vibes.
“Kaspa’s truly is a unique dining experience that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. They ensure that customers who visit many times will never leave disappointed, always smiling and satisfied.
“There is presently no similar offering to Kaspa’s within Weston and this will create a unique feature within the town centre.”
The restaurant would bring eight to 10 full-time jobs to the town, while 20-25 part-time roles will be created.
Sally Packer, organiser of Weston-super-Food Festival, believes Weston’s food offering is improving.
She said: “High street names coming to Weston are another example that the town is on the up and is to be welcomed.
“Weston is a town with something for everyone and that’s reflected in the food offering here.
“There’s certainly room for high street food outlets like Kaspa’s to thrive alongside independents.”