Nottingham-based chain 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters is wasting no time getting its expansion plans back on track following Covid-19 delays by opening its 12th UK site.
The brand intends to launch an outlet just a short walk from many of York’s tourist attractions at the end of June.
The 82-seat shop, which it had originally planned to open just as the crisis took hold in 2020, will create 15 new full time and part time jobs.
For company director, Tom Vincent, it’s been a long wait to get to this point: “This shop should have been open last April but we’re finally here and we hope our independent attitude and relaxed way of doing things will add to this fantastic area as everything returns to normality, whatever that is.
“We’re keen to join the local business community in York and support the thriving visitor economy in any way we can, possibly by treating some people to a coffee and one of our delicious vegan brownies.”
The company specialises in hand-roasted coffee and food that is freshly made in its kitchen every day.
“We’ll be open early for our usual range of breakfasts and concentrating extra hard on maintaining the high quality of our takeaway service,” said Mr Vincent.
The business has been operating since 2012, when Mr Vincent founded the concept with his business partner Rob Darby. It currently operates 11 ‘distinctively independent’ coffee shops as well as its Roast House near Trent Bridge in Nottingham.
The company has already announced two further openings, including one in The Hyphen Building in Manchester.