Erie franchise of Longmont‘s Ziggi‘s Coffee opens

Longmont-based Ziggi‘s Coffee has expanded to Erie, with a franchise location owned by area nurse Heather Merrill. The shop, at 3160 Village Vista Drive, will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

“I‘ve been a nurse for 24 years and I just wanted to do something different,” Merrill said in a statement. “Owning a coffee shop sounded like a great option and I knew the best idea for me was to join a franchise that knows what they‘re doing. Just sitting down and talking with the founders was enough for me to know that the best decision was to go with Ziggi‘s.”

During the grand opening, customers will receive a free 12-ounce drink in exchange for donating a non-perishable food item to Erie Community Food Bank. More information can be found at

Founded in 2004, Ziggi‘s launched its franchise model in summer 2016. There are eight Ziggi‘s locations across Colorado.