Wisbech gets its own Starbucks

Starbucks Coffee shop, Walton Highway, Wisbech. Left: Mark Batterham, Manager and Kirsty Leonard Shi

Starbucks Coffee shop, Walton Highway, Wisbech. Left: Mark Batterham, Manager and Kirsty Leonard Shift Supervisor. - Credit: Archant

US COFFEE giant Starbucks has made its way to Wisbech.

The company opened a branch on the A47 Wisbech bypass at Walton Highway on April 19.

They renovated a building which had been empty since Little Chef closed in September last year.

Mark Batterham, store manager, said: “Starbucks like to be known as the third place. If you are not at home or at work you come here.

“We have a welcoming atmosphere where people can come and use the Wi-Fi, relax and enjoy food and coffee.


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“The next nearest Starbucks is in Peterborough so we saw it as a good opportunity to introduce the people of Wisbech to our brand.”

The opening of the store has created 10 jobs, mainly filled by people from the Wisbech area.

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Mr Batterham says the early signs for the coffee shop are positive.

He said: “We are getting established and have already attracted a base of regular customers. The launch has gone fantastically well and we have had lots of positive feedback from people.”

To celebrate the opening the company is doing a special offer on Frappuccinos. From May 23 to June 2, between 3-5pm, Frappuccinos are half priced.

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