Gainsborough business celebrates its first-year anniversary

Ali Allsop
Ali Allsop, Spokes Coffee Shop owner

Something special is brewing this week for a local coffee shop which is celebrating its first year of business in Gainsborough.

Spokes Coffee Shop, located on Ropery Road, has planned a week of surprises for residents in Gainsborough and surrounding villages to mark its anniversary on 27 October.

Business owner Ali Allsop is placing blue helium balloons with a free gift tag attached to it, giving away a range of items including a free cream tea or a free coffee.

Ali wants to spread the Spokes word as far and wide as she can. She emphasised her delight for what has been achieved so far. She said:

“I’m super proud of what we have done as a team in a year. We have the same staff in here from the very beginning and so it’s been a lovely journey together. I couldn’t do it without the staff and their support. We are like one big family.”

Spokes is known for its warm environment and very warm welcome, opening on Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am until 3pm. They offer customers high quality milkshakes, hot chocolates, soft drinks, bacon and egg sandwiches, cakes and much more! With vegan alternatives and a great lunch too. Ali added:

“My daughter works here on a Saturday, so as a 15-year-old she is getting really good experience. We all hope we can give something back on our special week. We have great customer service, quality food, and not forgetting the friendly staff. Come and celebrate with us!”

Spokes Coffee Shop was also in the top 10 nominations for Best Newcomer of the Year in the Lincolnshire Life Magazine. Ali said:

“We just want to let you know how wonderful you are, and how amazing we are. We should meet!”

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Trevor Young said:

“A big congratulations to Spokes Coffee Shop on their 1-year anniversary. It’s great to see a local business in Gainsborough thriving and doing well. I hope local residents find the balloons and treat themselves!”

The balloons will be tied down across various locations, but if the balloons are not located, they will be collected by staff by lunchtime Friday 27 October.

For more information, visit Spokes Coffee Shop Facebook.

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