Bean opens convenience store at Princes Dock Liverpool offering artisan goods and dry cleaning
Known as ‘The Store’ it is located in a unit on Princes Dock in Liverpool Waters next to an an already well-established Bean coffee shop outlet, one of several in the city centre. Tony McDonough reports
Coffee shop chain Bean has opened a new concept store close to Liverpool’s waterfront that will sell local produce and artisan goods.
Known as ‘The Store’ it is located in a unit on Princes Dock in Liverpool Waters next to an an already well-established Bean coffee shop outlet.
It will retain the food and beverage offering of a traditional convenience store and also offer other amenities including dry cleaning and courier services, an off licence and a florist.
The newly refurbished store also includes a ‘pop-up’ area which will play host to craft retailers, artisan bakers and even a Friday Farmers’ Market.
Bean’s latest expansion comes just months after it announced it was opening its fourth coffee shop in Liverpool’s central business district – in the entrance hall to 20 Chapel Street.
This adds to its existing city centre businesses at St Paul’s Square and Exchange Station. There are also Beans at Liverpool Innovation Park, Brunswick Business Park, and other locations in Manchester.
Jon Whyte, director and co-founder of Bean Coffee, said: “There’s lots of people on-site at Liverpool Waters, whether they are workers, residents or visitors, and we absolutely want to cater for their varying needs.
“We will be bringing together the everyday services they need under one roof, right on their doorstep. The Store will also be a great opportunity for us to collaborate with other independent, local businesses – we’re really excited to open our doors.”
Liza Marco, asset manager at Liverpool Waters, added: “Their new range of goods and services will further enhance the current amenity offer at Liverpool Waters and Peel is delighted to be collaborating with an existing tenant as they develop their concept.”