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Spot Coffee franchise in Snyder to open next month

A Spot Coffee franchise in Snyder is set to open next month, the latest in a recent growth spurt for the company.

Work to build out the coffee shop at 4610 Main St., just east of Harlem Road in a 2,400-square foot building that previously housed Tabree Restaurant, should finish up late next week, said Dan Hensley, Spot Coffee's chief operating officer. The chain then will take about two weeks to train its new employees there.

The Snyder location, owned by a franchisee, is 1½ miles west of a corporate Spot Coffee location at 5330 Main St. in Williamsville. Hensley said the new shop may cannibalize some sales from the existing store, but he views the two as located in distinct neighborhoods and said the new restaurant could ease congestion at the Williamsville shop.

Spot Coffee in late June opened an express shop in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. The chain also will open another express shop this fall in the new West Seneca Community Center and Library. The company earlier this year opened its first shop in West Hartford, Conn., Hensley said, and it is looking to expand in Rochester, where it has one shop already.

The newest shops are all franchise-owned, a shift in Spot Coffee's business model.

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