First look: Inside Nuneaton’s newly-opened Starbucks

Mark Farmer | Reporter | 13 March 2023

Coffee giant Starbucks has today returned to Nuneaton town centre with a 50-seater location following a ‘six to nine-month’ process from sourcing the listed building site to selling their first drink.

General view of the new Nuneaton branch (Image: Mark Farmer)

The Market Place store, which operates from the Grade II-listed former Barclays branch, has created a mix of 14 new full-time and part-time jobs.

The American-founded coffee giant has opened the store through the franchise of K Beverage who has made the shop its 41st in their portfolio.

Starbucks had formerly operated from the town centre for two years from 2007 before closing its doors in 2009.

K Beverage Operations Manager Mohit Kadyan said: “We are very excited having been away for a long time and are looking forward to a positive response from residents and shoppers.

“It has taken six to nine months to source the site and begin selling our products here again.”

Starbucks has added to the chain of coffee shops in the town centre, joining the likes of Costa Coffee and Caffè Nero, highlighting the call for such stores.

“There is demand for coffee in such locations to allow people to spend time with friends and family.

“We are happy to be back in Nuneaton town centre and in a great listed building,” Mohit added.

Customers are offered a 25p reduction to the price of their drink if they provide their own reusable cup.

The first one hundred customers at today’s opening each received a complimentary Starbucks-branded travel mug.

Starbucks’ town centre store will open 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sundays.

Image gallery

A balloon arch sporting Starbucks brand colours was on display (Image: Mark Farmer)
The first customer in the queue cut the ribbon (Image: Mark Farmer)
The desk where mobile orders can be picked up (Image: Mark Farmer)
A selection of sandwiches and drinks in the fridge (Image: Mark Farmer)
They sell a variety of regular and plant-based cakes (Image: Mark Farmer)
Users can get comfy with a coffee on the booth seating (Image: Mark Farmer)

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