The new location of Starbucks, which is on James L. Redman, is now officially open.
Caffeine addicts now have another coffee shop to start their day thanks to the opening of the new Starbucks at 2400 James L. Redman Parkway.
The Starbucks location on Thonotosassa Road has long been a traffic stop in the community. The line frequently wraps out to the main road and the parking lot is always full. Due to its popularity the company decided last summer to expand to a second location in town.
The site features a 2,500-square foot building on the site of the former Sunshine State Federal Savings & Loan/Center State Bank. There are more than 30 parking spots and an extensive drive-thru window so the line can wrap with ease should customers stack up.
Over the past few months, the building sprung to life and posts went up all over social media speculating when the new branch of the chain would finally open. The Plant City Economic Development Corporation officials announced the opening on July 20, though the business was up and running the prior weekend.
Though it was smooth sailing at first, the business temporarily closed again early this week. However, as of Wednesday, it was once again up and rolling with cars zooming through the drive-thru.
The store is practicing the same public safety guidelines as all of its other locations. It is utilizing enhanced cleaning measures and is requiring customers to wear facial coverings when visiting the store and asks them to social distance. The new location is looking for employees and you can find out more at starbucks.com/careers.