‘Indian Starbucks’ cafe chain Chaiiwala planning opening in Dundee metropolis centre

'Indian Starbucks' cafe chain Chaiiwala planning opening in Dundee city centre

A sequence of tearooms described because the Indian reply to Starbucks is eyeing up a gap in Dundee.

Chaiiwala is a Leicester-based South Asian chain that sells scorching drinks and “desi” – or “conventional” – road meals impressed by the likes of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

It has over 40 retailers throughout the UK, and opened its first Scottish outlet at Glasgow’s Springfield Quay earlier this yr.

Now plans have been green-lit by Dundee council planners to carry a tearoom to the town’s Reform Road.

It should substitute the previous Cash Store pawnbrokers subsequent to the newly opened Mazaj Arabic restaurant – including one other foodie feather to Reform Road’s cap.

The former Money Shop unit on Reform Street could become a tearoom
The previous Cash Store unit on Reform Road may change into a tearoom

The applying was submitted on behalf of Usman Ice Cream Ltd, owned by businessmen Usman Mohammed, from Lerwick, and Ismail Patel, from Glasgow.

Brokers performing on behalf of the pair mentioned of Chaiiwala: “The enlargement into Dundee is a part of the fast progress of the model, who in October 2020 introduced that they had been planning on opening round 50 retailers a yr for the subsequent 3 years each within the UK and overseas.

“[Permitting this] would revitalise a unit which has laid empty for a protracted interval and the introduction of a vibrant new tearoom would offer a lift to the excessive road as we glance to exit lockdown following the COVID pandemic.”

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Dundee Metropolis Council planners have authorized the working hours of 9am to 11pm, seven days per week.

A report produced by the authority acknowledged: “The applying has been granted as a result of the proposal will carry a vacant business unit in a listed constructing again into use and safe its future, retain the character and look of the conservation space and assist the vibrancy, vitality and viability of the Metropolis Centre.”

The opening of one other new meals outlet in Reform Road is predicted to be welcomed following a tumultuous two years of coronavirus.

The avenue has skilled one thing of a renaissance in recent times with the arrival of eating places and barber outlets to interchange derelict banks and constructing societies.

Nevertheless, among the newest arrivals have already closed up together with Mission Pizza, Dai Pai and Fatburger.

Chaiiwala was contacted for remark.

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