Starbucks To Open In Downtown Detroit

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September 11, 2019 - 10:50 am
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FILE - This March 24, 2018, file photo shows a sign in a Starbucks in downtown Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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(WWJ) There will soon be more options for jolts of java in downtown Detroit as the Ilitch organization announced a Starbucks will move into the Fox Theatre.

The coffee behemoth will take over a 3,000 square-foot storefront that was previously a Johnny Rockets. The location is at the corner of Woodward and Montcalm.

“We’re excited to have yet another prominent retailer choosing to invest in The District Detroit,” said Keith Bradford, Senior Vice President of Olympia Development of Michigan. “Starbucks adds great food options for the millions of people who visit for games and shows, as well as those who live and work in the area."

The organization teased the idea that the Starbucks will be only one of several new retail and restaurant ventures in the area.

"As we come closer to the opening of Columbia Street, more and more new retailers and restaurants will be opening their doors here as well. Development of The District Detroit and the addition of these new retailers has also brought thousands of construction and permanent jobs for Detroiters."

New restaurants slated for the area include Frita Batidos, a Cuban-inspired restaurant, the first Rush Bowls location in Michigan, Sahara Restaurant and Grill and U-M gear retailer M-Den. Nashville-based Tin Roof is also expected to replace the former Cheli's Chili Bar.

As for Starbucks, it's expected to open later this year. This will be the fourth location in the city.