Retro American diner could replace former Disney store in Northampton’s Grosvenor Centre

Ed's retro American diner
Ed's retro American diner

Plans are under way to turn a former Disney store in Northampton into a retro American diner.

A planning application has been submitted to turn the empty shop unit into an Ed’s Easy Diner restaurant.

The Disney store, in the Grosvenor Centre in Northampton town centre, closed last year and the site was more recently home to Hawkins Bazaar.

Grosvenor Centre manager, Russell Hall, said: “We are looking to adjust the tenant mix policy within the centre to meet the requirements of our shoppers.

“As such we are proposing to provide a greater scope of offer through the provision of additional catering.”

Ed’s CEO, Andrew Guy, said: “We’d be thrilled to be bringing Ed’s Easy Diner to Northampton, we can’t wait to introduce the locals to our 1950s Americana-style diners and get them excited about our great value food.”

The London-based restaurant chain, which is quickly opening branches across the country, boasts a menu of classic American style breakfasts, burgers and milkshakes, accompanied by 1950s music from vintage Dime Selector juke boxes.