New coffee café to open in former bank in Warren County

This is an artist's rendering of the interior of the Biggby Coffee shop that will open in late January in Springboro. The new franchise will be located inside the former Park National Bank building at 720 Gardner Road across from the Dorothy Lane Market. CONTRIBUTED
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This is an artist's rendering of the interior of the Biggby Coffee shop that will open in late January in Springboro. The new franchise will be located inside the former Park National Bank building at 720 Gardner Road across from the Dorothy Lane Market. CONTRIBUTED

The first Biggby Coffee café in Warren County is well on its way to opening, likely near the end of January.

The new café, located across the street from Springboro’s Dorothy Lane Market, is set to open with Farmers and Merchants as co-inhabitants of the former Park National Bank off Gardner Road.

The new location will offer drive-thru service, as well as a dine-in option that is being designed to be a gathering area for the community.

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Springboro residents Scott and Molli Bunch are the owners of the franchised café and have been searching for the right location since November 2020. The couple moved to Springboro in 2013 after living in San Antonio for military duty.

The Bunches said they saw an opportunity to enter the local market and were drawn to Biggby due to both the coffee and the values.

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A Springboro couple are the new franchisees of a Biggby Coffee location that will open in late January at 750 Gardner Road. Scott and Molli Bunch are the owners of the franchised café and are renovating the former Park National Bank branch located across Ohio 741 from Dorothy Lane Market. CONTRIBUTED

A Springboro couple are the new franchisees of a Biggby Coffee location that will open in late January at 750 Gardner Road. Scott and Molli Bunch are the owners of the franchised  café and are renovating the former Park National Bank branch located across Ohio 741 from Dorothy Lane Market. CONTRIBUTED
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A Springboro couple are the new franchisees of a Biggby Coffee location that will open in late January at 750 Gardner Road. Scott and Molli Bunch are the owners of the franchised café and are renovating the former Park National Bank branch located across Ohio 741 from Dorothy Lane Market. CONTRIBUTED

“The biggest thing we noticed when we were researching the brand is how friendly the Biggby atmosphere was,” said Scott Bunch. “It’s not a transactional relationship like you see in some big, corporately owned cafés. Biggby makes you feel welcome.”

The new location will have a wide assortment of lattes, organic teas, smoothies, nitro cold brew, traditional coffee options and grab-and-go food options. This will include breakfast sandwiches, muffins, donut holes, vegan options and more.

The Bunches will be involved in local activities supporting Springboro. On opening day, the couple intend to donate $1 from each cup sold to The Pantry Foodbank, which serves Springboro, Franklin, and Carlisle. The couple also intends to actively support the U.S. military with a buy-one, give-one event.

“Our service members and veterans are close to my heart. So, during opening week we will have a day that we will send a cup of coffee to a deployed military member for every cup sold. These two giving events are just the beginning,” said Scott Bunch.

The Biggby location now hiring and is expected to hire 20-25 baristas. People interested in working at the location can fill out an application at www.biggby.com.

Biggby Coffee, based in East Lansing, Mich., started with a single store in 1995 and now has 270 cafes in multiple states in the east, south and midwest.

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