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Zingerman’s Coffee Plans Fall 2009 Move to Plaza Drive in Ann Arbor (8/09)

Move Will Allow New Retail Space and Locate Coffee Co. with Zingerman’s Bakehouse and Creamery

Ann Arbor, MI—Beginning in September, Zingerman’s Coffee Company will pack up their beans and their roaster and move the entire operation to a 6,400 sq ft. space in the Airport Plaza development on Plaza Drive. The move has many benefits for the coffee company. Chief among them is the that their new location will allow them the opportunity to sell coffee to retail customers. Plans are in the works to serve a wide range of coffee drinks as well as to sell beans and equipment. The move also gives the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses an even stronger presence on Ann Arbor’s southside as the Coffee Co. joins Zingerman’s other wholesale producers, the Bakehouse and Creamery, in a ‘manufacturer’s row’ on Plaza Drive. “Locating here was a natural for us,” notes Coffee Co. co-managing partner Steve Mangigian. “The Bakehouse has been selling the bread and pastries they bake on site here for 17 years. We’re excited to have that same kind of presence for our customers; letting them seeing the whole process and buy their beans right where they’re roasted.” The Coffee Company is currently located in the Zingerman’s Mail Order warehouse on Phoenix Drive and will begin moving in mid-September with an aim to be set up for roasting in October. The establishment of a retail operation will happen later in the fall.

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Founded in 2003 as part of the Zingerman’s Community of Businesss, Zingerman’s Coffee Co. is a wholesale roaster supplying cafes, restaurants and businesses. It was started by Allen Leibowitz and the founders of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig. In 2008, Steve Mangigian joined Allen as co-Managing Partner of the business.