Costa coffee opened in Yiewsley High Street over the weekend and it is hoped it gives a much needed boost to the town centre.
"It's big news because it touches on the emotions that many of us who have lived here for a number of years truly feel - why is it taking so long to regenerate this town?" said Sarika Sharma, 33, of Bellclose Road.
"Having lived here all my life, to see a shop like Costa finally grace our high street is massive news and my friends and family feel the same.
"Shops like this seem to typically only appear in the north of the borough, where the council typically invests most of its money.
"Costa clearly saw the success they enjoyed in the large Tesco further down the road and has recognised that many residents here have spending power.
"The signage alone has added a little charm to the high street. It's sad that something which would be so insignificant in other areas is so significant here.
"West Drayton is starved of regeneration which it clearly needs.
"I have recently bought a house and after viewing twenty or more homes I noticed just how much inconspicuous affluence there is in this area.
"Something more shops and the council need to recognise.
"Wilkinson is flourishing, I'm sure Costa will too and it will boost the local economy attracting more people to come out into their local high street and enjoy living in their local area - a right all residents deserve.
"The council needs to do a lot more to attend to an area which has remained deprived for too long - they could begin with planting more trees in the high street rather than leaving it paved over with depressing grey slabs.
"West Drayton has the potential to thrive - I hope this is the beginning of a positive regeneration for the area. Everyone deserves a slice of coffee shop culture."
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