Durham students are going to hold a ‘vigil’ for Pret A Manger
‘Biggest event of the year’ claims one BNOC
An event has been set up on Facebook to remember the closure of popular high street cafe Pret a Manger in Durham city centre last month.
Over 150 people claim they will attend the event, where "Candles, flowers, and avocados will be laid down in memory", according to a description on the post.
At the time of the café's closure, Durham’s MP Roberta Blackman-Woods said in a tweet: “This is another blow to local residents & will further limit the retail offer in Durham".
Apart from the residents, the loss has also been felt by Durham’s student population, especially by girls from the home counties.
Maddie, a fresher studying Liberal Arts from Surrey, told the Tab: “I don’t know where else I will get my crayfish and avocado salad from anymore. I’m devastated and will definitely be going to the vigil”.
With over 500 people interested in/going to the vigil, 1 June 2018 is set to be a big day.
Keep the day clear to light a few candles in remembrance of Pret. In the infamous words of Dr Seuss: "don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened".