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Arlington Heights, Ill., June 14, 2010 – BIGGBY COFFEE of Arlington Heights, located at 21 South Dunton Ave., is reopening under new ownership on Tuesday, June 22. Local entrepreneur and investor Tim Mickelson will host a number of free product tastings in addition to daily coupon specials for E-Wards members during grand opening week.  To sign up for a free E-Wards membership, visit


In addition, the Arlington Heights BIGGBY COFFEE will offer exclusive discounts in conjunction with upcoming local summer community events including Promenade of Art and Frontier Days.  Patrons can cool down after a day in the summer heat by enjoying a free tall ICED CARMEL MARVEL by showing a receipt of items purchased at the Promenade of Art or Frontier Days.


The Mickelsons are Midwest natives who migrated to the San Francisco Bay-area to live for several years before returning to their roots four years ago to be near family.  Their time in the Pacific Northwest exposed them to a variety of well-known coffee chains and small independently owned cafés and developed their love for great coffee.  Upon returning to the Midwest, the Mickelson’s and their 11-year-old son quickly fell in love with the local BIGGBY COFFEE.


“After this store shut its doors more than a year ago, I decided to reopen it because I believe in the brand and our family wanted to bring BIGGBY COFFEE back to our community,” said Tim Mickelson, owner of the Arlington Heights store.  “I look forward to operating a business under the management of our family friend, Brian, along with the involvement of my family and the support from the community.  I know everyone is looking forward to the return of the big ‘B’.”


The store will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  The store will feature free Wi-Fi connections and the full menu of BIGGBY COFFEE gourmet favorites.




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. BIGGBY COFFEE introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day.  The “Big Orange ‘B’” caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 110 cafés across five states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  For more information, visit