Bikers step in to save cafe from closure

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BIKERS are celebrating as a popular cafe has been saved by regulars.

Loomies Cafe, in West Meon, announced two weeks ago that it was closing, but there was relief as regular customers Paul Fullick and William Bainborough decided to save the cafe, which is on the crossroads where the A272 crosses the A32 in West Meon.

Customer Vanessa Randall said: ‘Loomies Cafe has long been a meeting place for many bikers. Many turned up to say their farewells – but it was nice to discover the cafe had been bought by two bikers.’

Mr Fullick was a regular for the seven years before buying the cafe.

He said: ‘We felt it was a necessity to buy the place, as we understood the importance of keeping things as they are. It would’ve been a disaster if the place changed or closed.

‘Everyone rallied round to help us get everything done while keeping things under wraps so as not to disappoint.’

He said they hoped to maintain the cafe’s universal appeal and make it somewhere people from all backgrounds can come to enjoy themselves.