Nottingham-based coffee company 200 Degrees saw one of its busiest opening weekends ever as it welcomed the public to its new shop in West Bridgford.
On Saturday 22 July, despite heavy downpours, hundreds of people queued to get their first glimpse of the new location and hopefully bag some of the prizes on offer. The queue of coffee-lovers was so long, they were queuing right into Bridgford Park for the first two hours after opening.
The first 50 people in the queue received exclusive tote bags designed by local artist and 200 Degrees barista, Jess Williams, and two lucky winners took home a Sage coffee machine and an Opal pod machine. The 200 free coffees were gratefully received by the slightly soggy customers who braved the rain to retain their place in the queue.
But even after the prizes had been handed out, the people kept coming, and the shop has remained consistently busy ever since. 200 Degrees managing director Stephen Fern said, "We thought West Bridgford was going to be a popular site, but we were blown away by the response on our opening day. The West Bridgford shop really has had a flying start and that has continued since opening day – West Bridgford has embraced 200 Degrees with open arms."
The new shop features a roof terrace with festoon lighting which was finally being put to good use on Monday when the rain eased off, and the shop team is looking forward to welcoming many more visitors over the coming weeks.