Earlier this week, we announced the news that Starbucks would finally launch its stores in Cape Town – and create over 50 new jobs. Now, the global coffee brand has just revealed that it will open its first Western Cape store in Canal Walk in November.
Gavin Wood, CEO of Canal Walk says, “We are proud to welcome Starbucks to Canal Walk, and thrilled that our customers will have the opportunity to enjoy the Starbucks experience right here in the Mother City. Canal Walk remains committed to providing customers with new and meaningful experiences in a safe manner, and we look forward to working with Starbucks.”
Adrian Maizey, CEO of Rand Capital Coffee, the owners of Starbucks South Africa, revealed that the brand is taking a long-term view as it expands into the Western Cape, and is doing this with like-minded partners such as Canal Walk’s owners, Hyprop Investments Limited and Ellerine Bros. “Our strategy for 2020 and beyond is to invest and grow, and our new store in Canal Walk symbolises our big plans for the future of Starbucks in South Africa – even in the light of the devastating Covid-19 pandemic.”, says Adrian.
Starbucks’ choice of Canal Walk, Cape Town’s largest shopping centre, positions its first Western Cape store right at the heart of Cape Town in the Century City Precinct.