Starbucks is Now Brewing in Lexington
On Monday, May 18 the long awaited Parkway Plaza location of Starbucks Coffee celebrated its Grand Opening in Lexington, NC.
After years of planning and months of construction, Starbucks Coffee opened its newest location in Lexington, NC! The new 2,500-square-foot building is located at Parkway Plaza next to Chick-fil-A and includes indoor and outdoor seating, drive-thru service and an electric charging station. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the coffee retailer is operating under modified hours (7 am - 2:30 pm) , and only offering drive-thru and curbside pickup orders.
Lexington City Manager, Terra Greene, said “This long-awaited, nationally recognized Starbucks chain chose Lexington and we are thrilled that this is further indication of our quest to be a desirable ‘City of Choice’ by businesses, residents and visitors." She also said that the project was a collaboration between many partners, including current and former city leaders. “The credit goes to Mayor Newell Clark, Business and Community Development Director Tammy Absher and former City Manager Alan Carson for their efforts in recruiting this incredible addition to Lexington.”
Lexington Starbucks Manager Phyllis Williams said she is very excited to bring this new opportunity to the area and that she can't wait for customers to experience the full capacity of the new space. “I am super excited,” Williams told The Dispatch. “I am not from Lexington, but it feels good to now be part of the community. Even throughout the weekend we had people coming in because they saw the (workers’) cars in the parking lot. This morning we had a nice turnout and they are still coming through.”
Williams also told The Dispatch, "My dream is for this store to fill out its mission to connect on all levels to contribute to the community in a positive way. All of our (workers) are from Lexington, so we wanted to keep it here at home and hopefully they can teach me more about the community. We are just super excited to be in Lexington.”
You can read more about the Grand Opening of the newest Starbucks in The Dispatch article here: https://www.the-dispatch.com/news/20200518/starbucks-opens-in-lexington-on-monday?fbclid=IwAR0TjGxcrJmyFwb6W9Cv3dRAdqTtsyxbXV_WMTS_bPeLfoiZJCsE3oRIUyA
To find out more about bringing new business to Lexington, visit our Business and Community Development page.