It’s official. Our long-awaited Derby store is moving full-steam-ahead to FINALLY open its doors on Friday 1st December 2017. It has felt like an absolute lifetime since we first told you guys about it, so you can probably understand how silly excited we are right now!
For the Derby folks who are here to find out more about what we’re bringing to your city, here’s a little bit of background on us:
Founded in 2014 by entrepreneurs Craig Bunting and Michael Thorley, BEAR first found bricks and mortar at the site of a once iconic retail store at the top of Uttoxeter High Street, open to the public for the first time in January 2016. The launch night in Uttoxeter saw 350 locals queueing the length of the High Street, and we have been serving them beautifully crafted coffee, cocktails and fresh seasonal food ever since.
Here's a sneak peek in to how Derby is looking so far:
Craig is super excited to kick things off in Derbs:
“We are delighted to be expanding to Derby; the city where Michael and I shopped and skateboarded as kids. Our vision is to combine better coffee during the day with an alternative bar experience in the evenings – served by skilled, passionate staff. We have worked hard to ensure that BEAR is part of a growing movement that breaks the mould and offers a unique and addictive vibe.”
In short, BEAR is a coffee shop, kitchen and bar, hoping to provide Derby with a new, all-day dining experience for everyone to enjoy! Rally the kids, grab the Grandparents and get Friday December 1st in your diaries. See you all soon!