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Posted on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 5:57 a.m.

All drinks free Thursday morning at Biggby Coffee on Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor

By Lizzy Alfs

Those looking for a little pick-me-up before work Thursday morning can head over to Biggby Coffee at 2550 West Stadium Boulevard in Ann Arbor for a free drink.


Jeannine Mickeleit owns the Biggby coffee shop located at 2550 W. Stadium Blvd. in Ann Arbor.

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During the "Spot Bob" event from 8-10 a.m., any type and any size of drink on the menu is free, with a limit of one free drink per customer.

The event began in 2008 when Biggby Coffee CEO and co-founder Bob Fish started traveling to different Biggby locations to treat everyone in the store to a free drink.

“Being able to meet the customers and hear about their favorite memories at Biggby Coffee is one of my favorite things,” Fish said in a news release. “I love people and love being able to travel from store to store buying their drinks and seeing the smiles it puts on their faces.”

Biggby Coffee first opened in East Lansing in 1995. The chain has since expanded to 134 locations in six states: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.

There are six locations in Washtenaw County, said Katie Koerner, Biggby Coffee public relations assistant, in an email. A new store opened earlier this year at 6961 East Michigan Avenue in Pittsfield Township.

Lizzy Alfs is a business reporter for Reach her at 734-623-2584 or email her at Follow her on Twitter at



Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 3:17 p.m.

Did Biggby pay for this excellent ad placement? If not, I think you owe your paid advertisers an explanation. This is not newsworthy. This is a coupon. @Charlie's Ghost... I know, right?


Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 2:13 p.m.

Nice!! I'll be there. :)


Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 1:05 p.m.

Thank goodness, free coffee! I hope Thursday is a Happy Day in Ann Arbor!

Charlie Brown's Ghost

Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 12:43 p.m.

I miss the ladies of Portofino.


Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 6:11 p.m.

and Patrick, and their reasonable prices.

Roy Munson

Wed, Jun 29, 2011 : 12:07 p.m.

Once a Beaners, always a Beaners.