Leeds’ 92 Degrees Opens Third Café in Boar Lane

Gerard Bowers-McIntyre, Richard Barrett & Jack Brewitt outside the new shop
Gerard Bowers-McIntyre, Richard Barrett & Jack Brewitt outside the new shop

The aroma of freshly brewed coffee will soon waft through downtown Leeds when 92 Degrees opens its newest location on Boar Lane in February. The Liverpool-based coffee company, known for its dedication to the perfect cup, will expand its presence in the northern city where it already operates two popular cafés. 92 Degrees has found success in Leeds thanks to its cozy shops and quality drinks, said founder Jack Brewitt, who almost attended university in Leeds himself. The new prime location puts 92 Degrees in the heart of the rapidly evolving city center. With the help of Leeds law firm Square One Law, the company negotiated the lease for the new Boar Lane shop. The upcoming opening marks 92 Degrees’ fifteenth shop as it continues growing across northern England and eyes future expansion into Scotland.

Three’s a charm for one of Leeds’s favourite coffee connoisseurs, as it prepares to complete a city centre hat-trick.

The doors will open on 92 Degrees’ new Boar Lane coffee shop in February, as it continues to expand across the North of England.

The company is already well-embedded in Leeds, with successful cafes at Clay Pit Lane and Wharf Approach, and the new Boar Lane shop will provide 92 Degrees with another prime city location.

Founder, Jack Brewitt, explained how his love of Leeds is just one of many reasons 92 Degrees has become embedded in the city.

“We are well known in Leeds now and it’s really started to feel like home to us. I had friends who attended university here, I almost did myself, and during visits I came to appreciate what a truly great northern city it is and started to spend more of my time here.

“The other two shops have done really well and it feels like Leeds has taken us to its heart. When our agents, Fox Lloyd Jones, found the Boar Lane site it was pretty much a no-brainer for us as a fantastic spot to help us with our continued expansion.

“We’re passionate about what we do – 92 Degrees does the best coffee around and have been providing it for almost 10 years, but we also deliver a great experience in our shops and I’m certain Boar Lane will be another huge success for us.”

The firm has been helped with the new purchase by Leeds-based law firm, Square One Law, which negotiated the lease of the new Boar Lane shop on behalf of 92 Degrees. And Richard Barrett, a Senior Associate at Square One Law, has acted for 92 Degrees since 2020.

Square One senior associate, Richard Barrett, oversaw the negotiation of the lease of the property He said: “This is another great site in a modern city centre that’s evolving rapidly and puts 92 Degrees at the very centre of that growth.

“The business has gone from strength to strength over the last decade, earning a reputation for excellent coffee, quality venues and a unique vibe that its customers seem to really enjoy – and keep coming back.

“We wish them all the best of luck in this new venture and look forward to continue working Jack, the company and their agent, Maddy Wright as 92 Degrees continues to expand across the north of England into Scotland.”

The Liverpool-based independent coffee company already has 15 shops across the north, and is planning further expansion into Scotland and the North East.

Jack Brewitt founded 92 Degrees with a single coffee shop and roastery in Liverpool. The business now employs over 100 people at its 15 sites.

The company also offers an online coffee shop, at which people can purchase a range of coffee, coffee-based products and merchandise online, as well as sign up to a subscription service with offers and news.

92 Degrees co-founder, Gerard Bowers-McIntyre, added: “Since day one, 92 Degrees’ motivation has been to bring our experience to as many communities as possible and to unite everyone, everywhere, with our love of coffee.

“We value the communities we are part of, and we have learned that recruiting and developing local talent in parallel to championing local suppliers is a winning combination.”

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