Coffee lovers can pick up freshly roasted coffee, other hot and cold drinks, and cakes to go at 200 Degrees Coffee’s Colmore Row shop in Birmingham city centre, when it reopens on Monday 25 May.
Opening seven days a week for takeaway service only, 200 Degrees will be serving its signature freshly roasted coffee, as well as its full range of hot and cold drinks, and a selection of pre-wrapped cakes and sweet treats, ideal for those who are working in the city centre, commuting from the nearby Snow Hill and New Street stations, and for passers-by enjoying their daily exercise.
To fall in line with social distancing regulations, a limited number of customers will be allowed into the shop at any one time and floor markings will be in place to help customers move around the shop safely.
In addition, there will only be two members of staff working behind the counters which have new Perspex screens in place, and payments will be cashless only, either via card or the digital 200 Degrees app.
Other safety measures will include recording the temperature of the 200 Degrees team members each morning, team hand washing every 20 minutes for 20 seconds, and hand sanitiser supplied for both the team and customers in the shop.
Co-founder of 200 Degrees, Rob Darby, said: “We are so pleased to be reopening our Colmore Row shop in the heart of the business district of Birmingham city centre. This will be our third shop reopening in the last two weeks and we’d like to thank everyone for their continued support of 200 Degrees during these unprecedented times.
“We are looking forward to welcoming back our loyal customers and seeing new faces who are looking to grab a cup of our well-loved coffee, as well as other hot and cold beverages and cakes to enjoy on the go. The safety of our customers and team is always our main priority and due to the current situation, we have taken all the necessary steps to ensure government safety guidance is strictly adhered to.
“The decision to reopen our Colmore Row shop in the commercial heart of the city was due to the fact that it is large and therefore we have the space to put into place the social distancing measures. Its location and close proximity to two of Birmingham’s busy main train stations is also a factor and we have a solid takeaway trade at this shop. It’s in a prime position for people to safely grab a coffee whilst commuting to work or whilst taking a stroll for exercise.
“We’ve recently reopened our Nottingham Carrington Street shop and our Lincoln shop for takeaway services, and are due to reopen the Flying Horse Walk shop in Nottingham city centre tomorrow. Each reopening has gone well so far and we feel that the gradual reopening of our shops is a positive first step towards reintroducing our offering to the public. We will of course be looking at growing our food options and potentially opening further shops for takeaway in due course.”
The Birmingham Colmore Row shop is located at 21 Colmore Row, and will be open for takeaway service Monday 25 May from 10am – 4pm due it being a UK bank holiday. Normal opening hours will then resume Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm, Saturday 9am – 4pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm.