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Photos | Some things old, some things new at Grind Cronulla

Cronulla's home-grown Grind Espresso has reopened in new premises, serving up "a cup of normality" in challenging times.

The business, which Richard Calabro started 20 years ago in a "hole in the wall" at the bottom of what is now Rydges Hotel, has moved 50 metres across the road from Surf Lane.

Customers had to wait only a week for the reopening on Father's Day.

"We have had a great response," Mr Calabro said.

"I was working till 1.30am finishing things off and arrived back at 4.30am to find customers waiting outside."

Mr Calabro said coffee was helping many people get through the challenges of the pandemic.

"It's a cup of normality for $5," he said.

Grind retains many of the quirky elements accumulated during its 20-year history.

An interesting feature is the front of the new shop is shaped like that of the adjoining Arts Theatre, where it was once located.

Mr Calabro said, if business is good, he will have stained glass inserted along the top of the shop to complete the match.

A Grind pop-up operates in the old North Cronulla kiosk.

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