New coffee shop is to brew up 10 new jobs

The new 45-seater store will provide the perfect haven for coffee lovers
The new 45-seater store will provide the perfect haven for coffee lovers

Ground Espresso Bar are backing Banbridge with a new stand-alone coffee shop on Newry Street opening in June.

The company are investing £150,000 and creating over 10 new jobs for the area in the new 45-seater store.

Ground currently has a concession store within Tesco Extra in providing Banbridge and its surrounding areas with famed high-quality coffees and fresh handmade produce.

This latest addition marks the 25th store for the chain throughout Ireland and follows on from its recent expansion announcement which detailed three new stores in Lisburn, Portadown and Belfast, and further stores planned for both Dublin and Scotland in 2018.

Created with comfort, friendship and happiness in mind, the new 45-seater store will provide the perfect haven for coffee lovers. Alongside its unique and quirky finishing touches, the new store will also feature the chain’s renowned Brew Bar and bespoke custom-made espresso machines from Synesso in Seattle.

Customers can also take advantage of convenient bench top charging points, free high-speed Wi-Fi, large community tables and a screened area which provides an ideal setting for both personal or business meetings.

Commenting on the latest addition for the chain, Karen Gardiner, Director, Ground Espresso Bars said, “Our new store in Banbridge is another exciting development for us as we expand on our offering throughout Northern Ireland. This year marks four years since we opened our concession store in Banbridge’s Tesco extra which has received a great response from the local community to date, so we certainly look forward to serving up more of our great coffee and fresh treats in our new stand-alone store.”

“Each and every one of our stores feature a fantastic team of skilled baristas and a great relaxing atmosphere that provides something for everyone. Whether you are popping in for catch up with family and friends, taking part in a large or small business meeting, or taking advantage of our great play area for the little ones, our stores are perfectly suited!”, added Karen.