Beanscene founder Gordon Richardson has opened a new group of US-style coffee shops following his departure from his former company.
Pico, a New York City-style deli and coffee house opened in Glasgow today and is the first of six outlets Richardson plans to open this year.
The entrepreneur started up Beanscene - a chain of coffee shops and music bars - with a coffee cart in 1999, but decided to go it alone two months ago after disagreeing with the board over the future of the business.
He said: “Pico is all about serving an outstanding selection of drinks and food quickly with upbeat service, great personality and a refreshing snapshot of jazz, blues & soul thrown in for good measure."
The new 40-cover cafT will open from 7.30am to 10pm every day serving breakfast, lunch and grazing food in the evening.
Richardson is planning to open five more sites in Glasgow within the year under his newly established Big Groove umbrella group. †He remains a shareholder of Beanscene which has branches across Scotland.