New Starbucks coffee shop opens in Lowestoft town centre
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016
A new coffee shop has started trading in Lowestoft – creating ten new jobs in the process.
The Starbucks store on London Road North was officially opened by mayor of Lowestoft Stephen Ardley yesterday morning (Thursday).
There were queues outside the store, opposite BHS, as the doors were opened – with many people keen to try the town's newest business.
The store will be open seven days a week and will be run by franchisee partner, K Beverage Ltd.
The American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain – which was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971 – serves hot and cold beverages, with a range of coffee and teas on offer, along with pastries and snacks.
Alok Yadav, director at K Beverage Ltd said: 'We really pleased to be in the town and to see the reaction of the people.
'We want to be part of the community and to offer place where people can sit down and enjoy their morning coffee, evening coffees or a frappuccino in the summer time with kids.'
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Mr Ardley added: 'I think it is a sign of the times when a town gets a Starbucks – the town is beginning to thrive.
'They have got a prime location and I wish them all the very best for the future.'
The store will be open between 7am and 7pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday between 8am and
Operations manager Vishal Mohanan said: 'We have high hopes and expectations and we feel we have added a jewel to the town itself.
'We want everyone to come at least once to try us and to let us know how we are doing.'