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Growing Hometown Brand Thriving Despite Economic Downturn


LANSING, Mich., October 16, 2008 – East-Lansing based BIGGBY COFFEE will open a new location in its hometown of Lansing on Tuesday, Oct 21st, across from Eastwood Town Center.  The new store, located at 2250 Lake Lansing Road, marks the 21st greater Lansing location for the increasingly popular coffee retailer.


Long-time franchisee, Jane O’Connor, is the catalyst behind the new store, which is her fourth BIGGBY COFFEE location.  O’Connor owns successful franchises in Okemos, Marshall and East Lansing.


“I’ve been with the Big ‘B’ a long time now, so I’m an oldie but a goodie,” said O’Connor, in reference to her first store opening in Okemos more than seven years ago, when just a few stores existed in the region. “The truth is, the brand has become a local legend before my very eyes, and that’s extremely fulfilling on a professional level.  Of course, I’m a huge fan myself so I can’t wait to bring the experience to the residents of Groesbeck and the shoppers across the street at Eastwood.”


The store is open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Sundays.  Soft seating, free wireless access and flat screen televisions will be paired with a fun, inviting atmosphere—all standard options at BIGGBY COFFEE.


The new location marks the 104th for the rapidly expanding coffee retailer.  BIGGBY COFFEE currently operates in eight states, and has another 66 locations under contract to open over the next 24 months.


The new Lansing store will bring nearly 20 new full-and part-time jobs to the area.




East Lansing, Mich.-based BIGGBY COFFEE was founded in March 1995 and began franchise operations in 1999.  Today the Company has 104 stores open and an additional 66 under development across eight states including Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, 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