LEES CAFE TO TIE IN GROCERY ITEMS

WESTPORT, Mass. -- Lees Market here hopes its soon-to-open, in-store cafe will do more than perk up sales through hot and cold drink purchases. The retailer hopes it'll stimulate Center Store sales, too.Drinks sold at the sit-down cafe, expected to open in May, will be merchandised at the cafe in retail versions, said Albert Lees, owner of the single-store retailer.Among them will be Ghirardelli chocolate

WESTPORT, Mass. -- Lees Market here hopes its soon-to-open, in-store cafe will do more than perk up sales through hot and cold drink purchases. The retailer hopes it'll stimulate Center Store sales, too.

Drinks sold at the sit-down cafe, expected to open in May, will be merchandised at the cafe in retail versions, said Albert Lees, owner of the single-store retailer.

Among them will be Ghirardelli chocolate products, bottled Tazo tea, coffee and biscotti that customers can tak

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