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200 Degrees to open in Lincoln

Speciality coffee roaster and wholesaler, 200 Degrees, will open its doors at 34 Sincil Street in Lincoln this March, bringing handcrafted fresh food and artisan coffee to the city.

The new 90-seater Lincoln coffee shop will be located in phase two of the major Cornhill Quarter development in the heart of Lincoln and it will be the roaster’s eighth shop in the UK, serving freshly roasted coffee from the 200 Degrees Roast House in Nottingham and bringing 12 new jobs to the city.

As well as its signature coffee, a range of imaginative salads, soups, sandwiches, tempting cakes and pastries will be prepared daily on the premises with plenty of vegan and gluten free options available to eat in or takeaway.

Coffee lovers can purchase the brand’s very own roasted beans in store and online, and for coffee enthusiasts, the new shop will have a barista school on its mezzanine floor to offer expert coffee training for a range of experience levels – from budding beginners, all the way through to trained baristas.

The Lincoln venue is the fifth 200 Degrees coffee shop to offer the bespoke barista training, which will feature new courses and events with an interesting outlook for anyone studying the coffee taster’s flavour wheel.

The company also plans to support independent retail businesses in Lincoln with a series of pop-up events in store to enhance the retail experience of customers by offering coffee to enjoy.

Tom Vincent, co-founder and director at 200 Degrees, said: “We saw an opening for our specialist coffee shop to join this diverse city and we very much look forward to opening in Lincoln in March. Lincoln is steeped in history and has much beautiful architecture and we’re so pleased to have found a fantastic old building in the heart of the recently transformed Cornhill Quarter.

“We want to support Lincoln’s burgeoning coffee population and become an integral part of the vibrant community by offering a comfortable and stylish venue that makes people feel at home with great coffee and food.

“With our roast house less than an hour away, we can supply fresh coffee to our new store regularly and the 200 Degrees brand will complement the diverse range of local and independent shops on Lincoln’s streetscape.

“We also hope to host a series of pop up events to align ourselves with other Lincoln-based brands and offer the community something extra. Our barista school will offer an engaging space to learn the craft of bean to cup and we invite the local student population to come down and take part in this.”

200 Degrees, which was set up by Tom and his business partner Rob Darby in 2012, has distinctive coffee shops in Nottingham, Birmingham, Leeds, Sheffield, Leicester and Cardiff. The company has further national expansion plans with a shop in Manchester due to open in 2019.

Commercial property agent Box Property worked to secure the Sincil Street premises on behalf of 200 Degrees and KLM Retail and Banks Long & Co acted as joint agents on the Cornhill Quarter scheme.

Box Property co-founder Ben Tebbutt, commented:

“It’s been a pleasure working with speciality coffee brand 200 Degrees to secure its new Lincoln premises, as part of the company’s expansion plans. The major Cornhill Quarter development in the heart of Lincoln is an up-and-coming area and the newly refurbished Sincil Street is an ideal spot for the new coffee shop, which will be surrounded by well-loved local and national businesses.”

Tim Bradford, Managing Director at Banks Long & Co, said: “200 Degrees is a great name to add to the already exciting mix we have at the Cornhill Quarter and follows on from recently announcing The Botanist for phase three of the scheme. These great names are testament to what is fast becoming a top retail and leisure destination. We are continuing to have a number of discussions with exciting brands and look forward to announcing more in the near future.”

Ursula Lidbetter, Lincolnshire Co-op’s Chief Executive, commented: “It is great we are able to announce yet another great name for this key retail location in the heart of Lincoln City Centre. 200 Degrees will bring a new offer to Lincoln, sitting alongside much loved local brands as well as new national names. We believe it will further enhance the Cornhill Quarter attracting an array of different people from Lincoln and the surrounding areas.”

Lincoln Business Improvement Group (BIG) chief executive, Sarah Loftus said: “We welcome 200 Degrees’ decision to bring its name to Lincoln. The company’s plans to take space in the fast-changing Cornhill Quarter, alongside a growing number of businesses attracted to this important part of the city, which is undergoing an amazing £70 million transformation, is great news.

“It will boost footfall within the Cornhill Quarter and complement other recent arrivals already causing a buzz in this area.”

The Sincil Street coffee shop will be open 7:30am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-7pm Saturdays and 9:30am-6pm on Sundays.

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