Coffee lovers were reunited with their favourite baristas at a grand reopening after Costa Coffee in Stubbington underwent a complete transformation and was closed for nine days.
They were joined by the Mayor and Mayoress of Fareham, Councillor Pamela Bryant and Councillor Lousie Clubley, the managing director of the franchise, Antony Tagliamonti, the chief operating officer, Kris Dungey, as well as Cuppy the Costa mascot.
Antony said: ‘I’m excited to see what the customers think of it, because that’s what we do it for.
Stowmarket Town Mayor Paul Ekpenyong officially unveiled the brand-new Costa Coffee Drive-Thru in Stowmarket at its grand opening on 11th December 2019.
The opening is part of an expansion and major overhaul by Scoffs Group — Costa’s largest franchise partner. The drive-thru is the first of its kind for Scoffs Group and marks the company’s 91st store nationwide, including a second site in Stowmarket (Meadow Centre, Wilkes Way, Stowmarket, IP14 1DE).
As part a conscious commitment to the local community, Scoffs Group have recruited an 11-strong team to operate the drive-thru, all of whom are local to Stowmarket, and are in the process of expanding the team. Although this is the company’s first drive-thru, they have already established a number of procedures to ensure a cohesive and responsible relationship with the community, including regular litter picking to maintain the surrounding area.
The bright and modern store has had an investment of over £400,000 and reflects the most up-to-date Costa specifications, with clean and contemporary décor and lighting throughout.
The new store is open Monday to Friday 6.30am to 8.30pm, Saturday 6.30am to 7.30pm and Sunday 7.30am to 6pm. It serves sandwiches, paninis and baked goods, as well as a wide range of hot and cold drinks — including the nation’s favourite coffee, Costa's signature Mocha Italia blend.
Eastleigh’s Mayor Councillor Darshan Mann – along with Cuppy the Costa Coffee mascot – paid a visit to the grand re-opening of the newly refurbished Costa Coffee on the Borough Council owned Channon Retail Park on Woodside Avenue.
The popular coffee shop has been refurbed to Costa’s latest specification following a two week closure. The new shop has had £155,000 makeover with new counters and food displays and also boasts internal and external redecoration, lighting, graphics and furniture.
The mayor of Winchester Eleanor Bell cut the ribbon on the renewed branch on Stoney Lane on Thursday.
The opening is part of a major overhaul by the high street outlet, which is pumping £4.5m to refurbish about 50 sites over the next few years.
Antony Tagliamonti is the managing director of Scoffs Group – the largest franchiser partner with Costa which runs 90 coffee outlets nationwide, including the one in Weeke.
Costa Coffee, based in Halstead High Street, has agreed to sponsor the team, kitting them out with training gear, match day kits and jackets, all with the Costa logo on them.
As a thank-you, the team popped down to the store on Saturday morning to show their appreciation before digging into hot chocolates and cake.
Carl Pearse, youth team secretary, said: “The club go around local businesses every year asking for help and offering sponsorship. “We went in one week and the manager was nice enough to donate and offer to arrange sponsorship. “They also sponsor our man of the match award, so whoever wins each week gets a free hot or soft drink.Read More