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Biggby Coffee to open 1st Tampa Bay location

The new store in Clearwater is offering several opening-week deals.
Credit: Biggby Coffee

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Stretching far beyond its midwestern roots, Biggby Coffee is set to soon open its newest location in Tampa Bay.

The Michigan-based coffee chain will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 4000 Ulmerton Road, according to a news release.

Featuring basic coffee drinks to the more elaborate Butter Bear Latte, the new store settles into a region already dominated by national chains and local favorites. But Biggby appears to have Florida in its sights, with a joint in Ormond Beach and another coming soon in Jacksonville.

Co-owner Charles Wyse opened Biggby's first location in March 1995 near campus as a college student at Michigan State University, the company said. He and his wife, Crys — who also co-owns the company, worked to establish more than 260 stores across the nation, mostly in Michigan and just beyond.

The new Clearwater location is offering several opening-week deals, including donations to charity, BOGO drinks and a free shot to get the day going.

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