Costa, the UK’s favourite coffee shop chain re-opened the doors of its Milton Keynes Midsummer Arcade coffee shop in the Centre MK on Thursday (15th August), following a refurbishment that has seen the store transformed with brand new counters, tills, flooring and furniture.
Baristas at the shop re-opened their doors in style, celebrating the refurbishment with a number of promotional in-store activities on Friday 16th August. Staff got into the spirit of the exciting re-launch by handing out drink samples, dressing-up in fancy dress as well as organising prize giveaways and vouchers for Milton Keynes Costa Coffee Club members.
The Friday re-launch event was attended by the Mayor of Milton Keynes Brian White, who met with the shop’s Barista team and customers at the Midsummer Arcade store.
Mayor White said of the refurbishment:
"I'm delighted that Costa has chosen to invest in its store, which shows a further commitment from this local employer to Milton Keynes. The baristas have made me very welcome, and everyone here is clearly impressed with the new fixtures and fittings."
The refurbishment is part of Costa’s continuous investment in its coffee shops to ensure that they remain the place for customers to enjoy a great cup of coffee, in a warm and welcoming environment.
Danny Hilliam Regional Manager in the Milton Keynes area said of the Midsummer refurbishment:
“Our Midsummer Arcade shop is one of our biggest in the region and having had the shop for ten years we wanted to continue to ensure that our customers receive great coffee within the best surroundings that Costa can offer. This shop refurbishment has taken on board customer feedback in order to improve customer’s overall experience in the coffee shop. Our Baristas have once again excelled themselves in promoting the re-launch of the shop and we look forward to welcoming our existing customers, along with some new faces into our Midsummer shop.”
Costa continues to grow in the Milton Keynes area bringing local jobs, community based support and of course a fantastic range of food and drinks to the region.
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Costa is the UK’s favourite coffee shop, having been awarded “Best Branded Coffee Shop Chain in the UK and Ireland" by Allegra Strategies for three years running ( 2010 , 2011 & November 2012).
Costa is the UK’s largest coffee shop chain with over 1600 stores and 3,000 Costa Express machines. It is also the world’s second largest coffee shop chain in 28 countries worldwide. Founded in London by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno Costa in 1971, Costa’s performance goes from strength to strength and the brand has been instrumental in driving innovation in the sector, including the introduction of Flat White and the launch of Costa Express
Costa is committed to looking after our coffee-growers. That's why we've established The Costa Foundation, a registered charity. The Foundation's aims are to relieve poverty, advance education and the health and environment of coffee-growing communities around the world. So far, we have funded the building of 32 schools and improved the social and economic welfare of coffee-growing communities.