Our state capital is now the latest city in New Jersey to have a Starbucks Coffee location.
Trenton’s Starbucks opened its doors to the public last week in the Larry Mancino Building at 102 South Warren Street. The space, located in Downtown Trenton at the corner of East Front Street, was previously occupied by an AT&T store. Now, it contains the ninth location of a new concept of Starbucks ‘community stores’.
Customers will find that there are murals on the walls depicting local landmarks like the New Jersey State House, the ‘Trenton Makes’ Bridge, and historic buildings on West State Street. The company claims that local contractors and employees were hired for this location. Plus, the Trenton store is operating in partnership with the Lawrence Township-based HomeFront organization in order to collect donations and train young local residents in customer service, according to the non-profit.
Although many businesses in this part of Trenton are only open weekdays during the hours when state office buildings are open, the Starbucks will be open daily. Mayor Eric Jackson, State Senator Shirley Turner, and U.S. Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman have already stopped by for coffee.
Starbucks has been opening more locations in New Jersey’s urban centers in recent years. The Seattle-based company opened stores earlier this year in Jersey City’s Journal Square neighborhood and Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City and another came to Downtown Newark in 2015. A Starbucks spokesperson told Jersey Digs that she cannot currently share any details regarding future locations in the state, but that “New Jersey continues to be a major market for us, and we are always evaluating real estate options that meet our growing customer needs.”