Independent coffee house, BEAR, set to open new store in Barons Quay

25 October 2019

Independently-owned coffee house, kitchen and bar brand, BEAR, has today announced that plans are officially underway on its sixth site, set to breathe new life into a stunning spot in Barons Quay, Northwich.

Branding itself as #notanothercoffeeshop, BEAR is already a proven front-runner in its industry, providing seasonal fresh food, cocktails and craft beer alongside its signature speciality coffee, served from morning until evening in beautifully presented spaces.

Craig Bunting, Co-founder of BEAR, said: “2019 has been a huge and exciting year for BEAR. Coming to Northwich, it’s been amazing to see the local authority invest in a strategy that enables economic development, whilst staying aligned with the continuous changes in how people interact with retail and public spaces.

“We opened our first BEAR in 2016, with the aim of serving great coffee in a warm and welcoming environment, but what really sets us apart is our love for coffee products and connecting with the community around us. Since we first came to view the site at Baron’s Quay, we’ve not been able to help ourselves falling more and more in love with the beautiful location, the area surrounding it, and the people we’ve met on our visits - it’s just making us even more excited to wholly immerse ourselves within the community here.”

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Growth, Councillor Richard Beacham said: “BEAR is rapidly building a strong reputation as a dependable, responsible brand, sourcing local and Fairtrade produce wherever possible, and promoting a positive, healthy lifestyle through its menus. This is welcome news at a time when the Council is focusing on bringing independents to Northwich, encouraging people to shop local and reducing our carbon footprint.”

The site that BEAR will be taking at Baron’s Quay is a bright, spacious unit overlooking the River Weaver, neighbouring the Odeon cinema and situated just a stone’s throw from the town centre. BEAR will operate a counter-service coffee house, kitchen and bar, offering a comfortable and inclusive space to relax over coffee and cake, brunch, or cocktails.

BEAR, which has recently opened a store in Derby’s Intu Shopping Centre, currently operates four other sites across the Midlands, as well as a coffee shop based just inside the front doors of Jack Wills’ flagship store in Soho, Central London.


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