“One-and-a-half” New BIGGBY COFFEE Stores Come to Downtown Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids, Mich., May 2, 2008 – East-Lansing Mich.-based coffee retailer, BIGGBY COFFEE, continues its expansion in Grand Rapids with a new store on the corner of Fuller and Michigan streets, and a “re-grand opening” celebration of its store on Monroe Center.

 

The new store, located at 365 Fuller Avenue, opens its doors on Tuesday, May 20, while the downtown location, located at 146 Monroe Center, will celebrate a “re-grand opening” on Monday, May 5.  Both stores will offer free brewed coffee during grand opening week celebrations.

 

Both stores are owned and operated by franchisee Steve Antaya.  The new stores represent his fourth and fifth BIGGBY COFFEE locations respectively.
“The Grand Rapids community has been a great support for my stores in the past, and I’m pleased to bring a great brand new location to the area and to re-establish what I feel is the ultimate downtown location,” said Antaya.

 

The Monroe Center location is open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.   The new store on the corner of Fuller and Michigan streets is open 5a.m. to 9p.m. Monday through Sunday.

 

About BIGGBY COFFEE®

 

East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE was founded in March 1995 and began franchise operations in 1999.  Today the Company has 92 stores open and an additional 74 under development across nine states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina and Wisconsin.  BIGGBY COFFEE features more than 30 gourmet coffee, fine tea and frozen drink selections in addition to an assortment of pastries and other fine eatables. For more information about BIGGBY COFFEE, visit www.biggby.com.