MYSTERY surrounds the apparent closure of a city centre coffee shop, as workmen appear to be stripping the building.

Costa Coffee, on the The Cross, Worcester, was closed to customers this morning (Friday, January 12), with workmen seeming to be removing shelving units as well as other items from the building.

It is unclear if the store will be reopening following refurbishment or if it has closed for good.

The Worcester News contacted Costa Coffee for comment but have yet to receive a response.

The cafe is still listed on the Costa Coffee website.