New drive-thru Starbucks to open in car park of Northampton Morrisons this weekend

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A new branch of a popular national coffee shop chain will open in Northampton this weekend.

Starbucks will open in a new premises in the car park of Morrisons in Kettering Road on Saturday (October 17), close to the new McDonald's that opened its doors last June.

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The store will be officially opened at 8am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by Cystic Fibrosis Trust - the store’s charity partner.

Artist's impression of the new store.Artist's impression of the new store.
Artist's impression of the new store.

To celebrate the opening, the first 150 customers to enter the store will receive a free gift bag including vouchers to be used in the new coffee shop.

Jordan Harris, Kettering Road store manager, said: “We are so excited to open our new store in Northampton and the team are closely following guidance from both Government and health authorities to keep everyone safe instore.

“We can’t wait to start welcoming new faces over the next few weeks.”

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The new premises has been two years in the making after an application for planning permission was initially submitted back in 2018.

Despite opposition from ward councillors and local residents who felt ‘angry and hurt’ due to the additional traffic the coffee shop would introduce, as well as the increased traffic from the new McDonald’s close by, permission was granted in March 2019.At the time the planning permission - submitted by Morrisons - was granted, a spokesman for the supermarket said: “It's a sustainable development that will enhance the offer for shoppers and residents.”

The new Drive-Thru store will be open from 6am until 10pm, Monday – Thursday, and 6am until 1pm, Friday – Sunday, with Drive-thru only after 10pm.

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