Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced the opening of six store locations throughout the Columbus, Ohio, area. This announcement ushers in the next phase of the company’s biggest retail expansion in its 47-year history which began with a plan to open 10 stores in the Cleveland area, according to the release. Through September, stores will open in Columbus, Heath, Gahanna and Upper Arlington. This ongoing expansion demonstrates Peet’s commitment to bringing the highest quality coffee to more fans across the U.S., while supporting local economies and helping communities thrive.
“On the heels of our successful expansion into the Cleveland market earlier this month which brought Peet’s coffee to thousands of customers, we are excited to offer our premium, quality coffee to current Peet’s fans and new customers in the Columbus, Ohio area,” said David Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, in a prepared statement. “Columbus deeply values its community and we are thrilled to be entering the area while working with and supporting local businesses.”
Peet’s recognizes the responsibility of giving back to its customers and the community in which it thrives, reports the company. As a commitment to developing enriching communities Peet’s plans to donate one dollar to Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens for every customer who visits its Columbus-area stores on the grand opening day, up to five thousand dollars. Franklin Park Conservatory is a non-profit horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic plant collections, special exhibitions, and artwork. The facility’s extensive plant collections and exhibits provide hands-on learning opportunities about nature, sustainability and the arts.
The expansion will continue later this fall when Peet’s opens two stores in Dayton, followed by several more stores in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Beginning next year, Peet’s will roll out new stores throughout the Midwest and East Coast.