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Biggby Coffee To Open In Swartz Creek

FIRST LOOK: Swartz Creek's New "BCubed"

Posted by Durand Now at 11:43am 12/28/19

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It was two days from announcement to pavement and just five more before the new Biggby "BCubed" building in front of Swartz Creek's Meijer was standing.

Swartz Creek's new Biggby became "Facebook official" on December 21st.  Concrete was poured December 23rd and on December 27th, the cube was in place.

The Atkinson family opened their first Biggby Coffee in 2013 in Flint.  In 2017, they opened a second location in Clio.  Last year, the Atkinsons, along with Eric Sworthwood, purchased the Burton Biggby location from its original owner.  Now, the Atkinsons and Sworthwood hope to open Biggby Coffee of Swartz Creek for business by the end of January or early February.

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The Biggby BCubed concept was announced in 2018 as a modular drive thru-only concept. BCubed Manufacturing LLC, based at the former ATI Castings foundry in Alpena, is owned by Alpena native, Jeff J Konczak. 

Jeff and his team designed and developed the concept for the innovative drive thru facility and presented it to Biggby, who then committed to piloting the new system.

BCubed locations have already opened in Alpena, Battle Creek and Saugatuck.  Wixom, Grand Rapids and Birch Run locations are also planned, as are out of state developments in Indiana and Ohio.  The BCubed facilities are helping fuel the company's expansion, as they are designed to be placed in large parking lots, small undevelopable green space lots, or near malls in high traffic areas.

Bob Fish opened the first Biggby Coffee in East Lansing in 1995.  Today there are more than 230 locations and the company's ten year growth plan that began in 2018 aims to expand to more than 1,400 locations by 2028.

BCubed Manufacturing is also Michigan-based and utilizes local materials and suppliers for the parts and materials used in the construction of the facilities. The modular units are built to the highest standards using high-quality materials and will arrive at the sites fully equipped. This allows for a quick turnaround from signing to serving the world’s best coffee, a Biggby release states.

The 349 square foot BCubed "mini-Biggby" locations will have the full standard Biggby menu and offerings.  Some locations will also offer outdoor seating. The Swartz Creek location will feature a walk-up window for ordering when the weather is nice.

Follow Biggby Coffee of Swartz Creek on Facebook for the latest.

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Shiawassee Radio Series: Shiawassee THEN Episode 3

"Shiawassee THEN" explores our county's rich history. In episode 3, Josh Strickland gives an overview of a 62-page history of Corunna's dam and its mills that was assembled by Corunna City Manager, Joe Sawyer. The episode also introduces a special Corunna sesquicentennial celebration event happening now!

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Tragic End in Hunt for Missing Swartz Creek Man

Kevin Bacon Dead, Shiawassee County Man In Custody

Posted by Durand Now at 10:28am 12/28/19

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Kevin Bacon, 25, went missing on Christmas eve from Swartz Creek after going to meet someone he had become acquainted with via a dating app.

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