The West Ridge Chamber of Commerce and I are pleased to announce that Starbucks Coffee Company will open another 49th Ward store, its first store in West Ridge, this Friday, May 18th. The store will be located at 2357 West Howard Street (the corner of Western and Howard).
Starbucks is committed to the communities in which it serves – providing neighborhood support through volunteer efforts and in-kind contributions. The new store will employ approximately 16 people from the area and actively partner with local community and non-profit groups.
“We’re so excited about opening our new West Rogers Park store,” said Bill Gorski, Starbucks store manager. “We look forward to working with local community organizations, getting to know our new neighbors and becoming a part of the fabric of the community.”
A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with members of the West Ridge Chamber of Commerce will be held on Saturday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. Following the Ribbon- Cutting Ceremony, the public is invited to attend a Grand Opening Event from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Beverage and pastry samples will be served.
WHERE: 2357 West Howard Street (the corner of Western and Howard) WHEN: Store Opens – Friday, May 18th, 5:30 a.m.
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony – Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 a.m.
Grand Opening Event – Saturday, May 19th, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Regular Store Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Sunday thru Thursday and
5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Friday and Saturday
The new store features an outdoor patio, wireless internet access, comfortable upholstered furniture, and café tables and chairs. In addition to beverages, the store will carry warm breakfast sandwiches, lunch items, specialty coffee beans, pastries and merchandise, including coffee and espresso machines.
Please join me in welcoming another Starbucks shop to the 49th Ward.