New BIGGBY COFFEE Coming to Town

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Need a java fix?  Well, we have some really good news.

BIGGBY COFFEE plans to open a new store at 4141 Joslyn Road, Suite 100.  Although it’s just a shell of a building with a dirt floor, construction happens fast in the City of Auburn Hills.  The coffee shop anticipates opening by June 1st.  They will join Jake’s Fireworks at the previously unfinished RetailWorks building.

BIGGBY COFFEE will occupy the south end of the once vacant and unfinished retail center

BIGGBY COFFEE will occupy the south end of the once vacant and unfinished retail center

Founded in March 1995 near the campus of my Alma mater Michigan State University, the “Big B” now operates over 160 stores across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.  This will be their 2nd Auburn Hills’ store, with the other located at 2795 University Drive.

BIGGBY COFFEE is known for their fun and less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café experience.  For example, they introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel.  In addition to coffee and other refreshments, they offer assorted pastries, fruit, yogurt parfaits, cookies, sandwich wraps, salads, and specialty baked goods.

A casualty of the Great Recession, the RetailWorks building has sat empty and unfinished for almost 5 years.  So, the decision by both Jake’s Fireworks and BIGGBY COFFEE to fix up the place and locate there is such great news for our community.