A POPULAR cafe chain will open a new branch on the controversial Jerwood Gallery site.
Eat@ already boasts cafes in Claremont and Alexandra Park and Hastings Borough Council announced this week the owners would be in charge of the new premises on The Stade.
Stephen and Louise Kelleher, who run the business will move in when work finishes this summer.
Councillor Peter Chowney said: “There was a lot of interest in the cafe. We weren’t looking for a huge, impersonal company to run it, we wanted someone with enthusiasm and commitment.”