A COSY and retro-inspired cafe and lounge is gearing up to open its doors.

More than £650,000 has been invested in Torello Lounge which is opening on 57 High Street, Prestatyn, on Wednesday, November 14.

About 25 jobs have been created.

Behind the business, which features eclectic artwork, oversized vintage sofas, old school benches, painted table tops and statement lighting, is Loungers.

The West Country based restaurant/café/bar group was founded in 2002 by long standing friends, Dave Reid, Alex Reilley and Jake Bishop.

Pete Dinsdale, operations manager at Loungers, said: "We can’t wait to get in and get going at Torello Lounge and become involved in the community who we hope will love lounging as much as we do.”

The venue will feature a community notice board and a book swap area.

As part of the venture, the team will also be hosting regular fundraising events.

Torello Lounge is supporting Artisans Collective, a community facility based at the Old Library who are campaigning to make Prestatyn dementia friendly.

Staff will undergo training and will also raise funds for the cause by donating 50p from every burger and 10p from every coffee sold during the first month of trading.

Peter Harrison, chair of the steering group and volunteer director at Artisans Collective, said: "We are very pleased to be working alongside Loungers. We are always looking for innovative ways our raising awareness of dementia and the enthusiasm of the Loungers team is fantastic.

"On a personal note, I am very pleased to see the group coming to Prestatyn particularly in a disused ex bank building.

"It will provide another unique place to eat and drink with a great community ethos."