Fans of good coffee rejoice! The nation’s favourite coffee shop, Costa Coffee, has grown at The Grafton this week – as the current store has moved to a brand-new location.
To celebrate the opening on Thursday, there was a whole host of treats for shoppers to take advantage of – including free coffee vouchers and samples of the sweet treats available. Local customer Evelyn Sharman, who has been visiting Costa at The Grafton for the past 14 years since it opened in 2004, was on-hand to cut the ribbon to officially open the store.
Previously located in the Great Court near Mothercare and The Entertainer, the new location in Central Court near Debenhams and is more than double the size – providing shoppers more space to sit, relax and enjoy their flat whites, cappuccinos and a wide range of hot and cold drinks and food.
The Grafton Centre Manager, John O’Shea, said he was delighted that Costa had moved to the brand-new, bigger store this week. “Costa Coffee is a firm favourite in the centre and it’s fantastic that they’ve upsized,” said John.
“I’m thrilled that as well as providing more space for shoppers to relax and enjoy their favourite drink whilst shopping, five new jobs have been created too. It’s an exciting time at the centre with the development works taking place. This includes a new and improved food and retail offering, and obviously Costa’s upsizing is an important part of that. The move shows a real confidence in the centre from Costa. I’m looking forward to visiting the new store this week and welcoming our new manager and colleagues.”
Rebecca MacDonald, Area Manager for Costa Coffee, said: ‘We’re delighted to have opened the doors of our brand-new Costa Coffee store to customers in The Grafton, Cambridge, and look forward to seeing their reactions to the store’s new look. The refreshed store has created new jobs and offers additional seating, making for a great environment to meet with friends and family and we continue to encourage customers to let us know if they want to use our space for events and fundraising.”
The brand-new Costa Coffee is now open at The Grafton in Cambridge. The new store is located in Central Court, near Debenhams.