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New Ground on Knock Road

New Ground Espresso Bar on Knock Road in Belfast Ground Espresso Bars have opened a new unit in East Belfast on the Knock Road at Shandon Park.

The unit is part of a new flagship Spar and BP forecourt being operated by The Henderson Group.

Ground Espresso Bars are one of Northern Irelands leading independent coffee chains with stores across Northern Ireland. As well as having on street units in Coleraine, Portrush, Bushmills, Ballymoney & Ballymena they also have units within Waterstones on Fountain Street in Belfast and the flagship NEXT store on Donegal Place in the city. They have also confirmed that they will be opening two new Belfast stores in the coming months , an exciting new project with Translink in the combined bus and train station at Coleraine and a brand new store in Mid Ulster.

Ground have continued to grow and evolve despite the harsh economic climate in Northern Ireland. They now employ over 100 people and hope to create an additional 20 jobs in the coming months.

The company was founded 11 years ago by Coleraine couple Darren & Karen Gardiner. They are supported by a dedicated team many of whom have been with the company from the beginning. Karen is the Operations Director and looks after the day to day running of the business while Darren manages the expansion and development of new sites.

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