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New Location Set to Open in Market Place Shopping Center July 19th


CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 7, 2011 – BIGGBY COFFEE will now make it even easier for some to shop till they drop! The Michigan based gourmet coffee company will begin fueling shoppers on Tuesday, July 19th as its location in the Market Place Shopping Center, 2000 North Neil Street, celebrates its grand opening!


Located next to Rogers & Hollands Jewelers in the Northwest section of the shopping center; the store marks the second location franchise-wide within the state of Illinois and the first for owner/operator Jim Goetz.


“I’m excited to introduce a new and fun coffee shop experience here in the mall and I think shoppers, whether they are coffee drinkers or not, will really enjoy it,” Goetz said. “There isn’t another place like BIGGBY and with so many choices on the menu; there is something for kids, adults and everyone in between.”


For more than 15 years, Goetz has also owned Auntie Anne’s Pretzels in the Market Place Shopping Center and said over time he has noticed his customers looking for somewhere to re-energize and enjoy a quick break from shopping, all while satisfy their taste-buds at the same time.


“The summer is a great time for our store to open because of all the refreshing drinks and smoothies we have available… some people come to the mall just to get out of the heat,” Goetz said. “Then in the winter and during the holiday shopping season, hot drinks will be perfect for our Midwest snow and cold.”


The store will be open 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday and 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.


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 surprises guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 135 cafes open or under contract across seven states including Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.  For more information, visit