Welcome to Brigg! Cookie People to open third shop in historic market town

Council News
16:53, Tuesday, 26th September 2023

North Lincolnshire success story The Cookie People are to open a sit-in artisan coffee and cookie shop alongside the tourist information point at the historic Buttercross in Brigg.

Tourist information will still be available in the building, with local leaflets available and staff trained to answer visitors’ questions.

Council leader – and Brigg councillor – Rob Waltham has welcomed the successful local business, which already has outlets at Ashby and in Scunthorpe’s Central Park.

“The Cookie People will be a real asset to Brigg. People rightly come from far and wide for their cookies, which will bring in more trade for the whole town.

“I am also thrilled that the beautiful Buttercross will be used to its full potential, meaning more people can enjoy this fabulous building, which is a symbol of Brigg and its heritage.”

Toni Robinson, who owns the business along with husband Andy, said: “We have always wanted to open a store in Brigg ever since having our first ever stall at the farmers’ market here.

“We want to create a communal space where people can grab a coffee and sit down to relax. I’m really looking forward to us opening here and getting involved in the local community.

“We plan on giving the Buttercross a new lease of life – it’s going to be great.”

The 204-year-old Buttercross was originally a butter and poultry market, with an assembly room upstairs. In its time it has been a school, the town hall, and a bank.

The coffee shop, which will also feature outdoor seating, will hopefully be open within the next few months.

Pictured, left to right: Kay Rothery and Glyn Alexander from Brigg Heritage Centre, Cllr Rob Waltham, Andy Robinson and Toni Robinson of The Cookie People.