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Opening dates revealed for new Chester Greggs and Starbucks

Bakery and coffee shop will be alongside each other on retail park

Details have been released about a forthcoming Greggs bakery and Starbucks coffee shop opening next door to each other on Chester's Greyhound Retail Park

More details have been released about a forthcoming Greggs bakery and Starbucks coffee shop opening next door to each other on Chester ’s Greyhound Retail Park .

Greggs has confirmed its bakery will open on Friday, September 22, while Starbucks will launch in October.

A company statement from Greggs describes the brand as the ‘leading food-on-the-go retailer’.

Details have been released about a forthcoming Greggs bakery and Starbucks coffee shop opening next door to each other on Chester's Greyhound Retail Park

The Chester shop has created nine new jobs, with some vacancies still available.

Customers will find a shop layout that includes seating for those who wish to relax and enjoy their purchases inside.

A spokesperson said: “The shop will offer savouries and sandwiches, freshly prepared throughout the day, as well as a range of confectionery products. Those looking for a lighter option can sample the Balanced Choice range; a selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, porridge and fruit – all for less than 400 calories.

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“Customers can also enjoy a wide range of hot drinks, including freshly ground coffee which is made with a unique blend of 100% Fairtrade Arabica beans and rich-tasting Robusta beans.”

Shop opening times will be 7am-7pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-5pm on Sunday.

Greggs, which already has an outlet in Frodsham Street in the centre of Chester, has more than 1,760 shops nationwide and recently launched its first ever drive-thru in Salford.

Details have been released about a forthcoming Greggs bakery and Starbucks coffee shop opening next door to each other on Chester's Greyhound Retail Park

The new stores will be located side-by-side on the corner of the car park alongside Greyhound Park Road, opposite Next and KFC. The retail units will generate increased competition for Subway which opened a nearby sandwich shop on the other side of Greyhound Park Road only last year and Costa which has run a successful drive thru coffee shop on the retail park since 2012.

Starbucks already operates outlets in Northgate Street, Chester, and alongside the BP petrol station on Parkgate Road at Saughall .

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Florent Arcin, operations manager Queensway Coffee Houses Ltd, said: “We are excited to announce that we'll be opening the doors to our new Starbucks store on the Greyhound Retail Park this October.

"The store will be operated by Starbucks franchise partner Queensway Coffee and will create 15 fantastic new local jobs and a new opportunity to enjoy our 100% Arabica coffee for everyone in the local community.”

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