Some months ago it became evident that a franchise for Costa Coffee was planning on opening a branch in Brownhills – following mentions on Twitter by a design house and a subsequent planning application, which was approved last March, things went quiet.
Since planning went through successfully, the only thing potentially stopping a store opening in Brownhills would be if the operators changed their minds, but following old friend of the blog Rose Maria Burnell last week spotting people working on the building – where the ill-fated Blockbuster store used to be – I can confirm that the franchise have started advertising jobs for a branch in Brownhills.
Barista – Supervisor/Keyholder Costa Coffee Brownhills
Pioneers UK Ltd – Walsall WS8
£7.30 – £8.00 an hour
Passionate about coffee. That’s Costa. Since our creation in 1971, when we started supplying coffee slow roasted the Italian way, we’ve grown to over 2000 stores across 29 countries worldwide.
Pioneers UK Ltd runs a number of franchised Costa Coffee stores across the Midlands. We have a number of opportunities to join the team to develop a new store opening shortly in Brownhills. As a Keyholder, you’ll have responsibility for opening and closing the store, along with ordering stock and cash handling. You will act as Supervisor and support the Assistant Manager and Store Manager in ensuring Costa brand standards are delivered by the team at all times.
We’re looking for someone with an enthusiastic and friendly manner and outstanding customer service skills. Previous supervisory experience would be an advantage but not necessary if you have substantial customer facing experience and are ready to make the next step. In return you can expect full training and £7.30 – £8.00 per hour.
Job Type: Full-time
Supervising a team: 1 year
If you wish to apply, click this link here. Obviously, the job and advert is on a third party site and has no connection with the Brownhills Blog – queries can only be answered by the advertisers.
So there you go – it looks like we are actually getting a Costa in Brownhills. There also seems to be one planned in Burntwood at the former Kwik Save/Tesco store, in front of the MacDonalds restaurant that’s currently being built on the building’s car park.
I’m also hearing rumours (though as yet unconfirmed) that an oriental buffet type chain is planning to take on the former Terrace restaurant on the A5 at Newtown, Brownhills. I don’t know how much truth there is in that but there has been activity at the building recently.
Whilst I realise Costa isn’t to everyone’s taste, anything that creates business and fills an empty unit has to be good for Brownhills.
I look forward to my first cup of milky froth…