A new bakery and cafe have both opened their doors for the first time on the lower High Street in Lincoln this week.
Cooplands Bakery opened on Wednesday morning and Pino Cafe & Sandwich Bar opened on Tuesday morning by giving away free coffee.
The openings have created 21 sales assistants and managerial jobs for local people in total, with 14 at Cooplands and seven roles at Pino.
It is the 140th shop that Cooplands has opened and it will be ready to serve customers every Monday to Saturday from 7.30am to 5.45pm.
Customers can expect a range of treats, with everything from freshly baked bread to chocolate eclairs.
Cooplands has taken over the building which MSR Newsagents formally occupied before it suddenly closed last year.
Just over the road, Pino Cafe & Sandwich Bar opened in the former jewellers on the corner of the High Street and Tentercroft Street.
The cafe will serve hot drinks, fresh sandwiches, homemade soup, cakes, and pastries from 7am to 5pm every day of the week.
Pino plans to stay open later until 10pm during the Lincoln Christmas Market and promises to be a great new place to warm up.
Memet Ozer, 47-years-old and originally from Turkey, has spent over £100,000 on a full renovation of the building and has created seven new jobs.
He told The Lincolnite: “We are very happy with how the cafe looks. We did all of the decorations ourselves and we are proud of it.”
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