Work has been ongoing for months on the Starbuck’s store in the old Charlestown Five Cent Bank building, and this Friday the doors will finally open on the coffee company’s first store in the Town.
Charlestown resident Jenae Ricci – the new manager of the store – announced that the store will open to the public at 5 a.m. on Friday morning. It’s the first Starbuck’s store in Charlestown, and a re-use of an official Landmark as well.
“It’s a gorgeous, huge, high-end Starbuck’s store,” she said this week. “We kept all of the original woodwork and the marble from the old bank building. We added a huge mural on the wall as well. We’ll actually be offering nitrogen-infused cold brew coffee at this location as well.”
A large community table in the center of the store will encourage large groups and meetings she said, where guests can enjoy a tasting bar while working.
Ricci said the mural is actually done by an artist that was flown in to hand-paint a picture of the Starbuck’s roasting facility in Seattle.
Ricci said she was very excited to open the store in her own neighborhood.
“I’ve been with Starbuck’s about five years and have been hoping that we could get a Starbuck’s in Charlestown,” he said. “When I heard that they were considering Charlestown, the fact that we could do community service here and open this store in my community was really important to me. I think Starbuck’s is excited to have a local store in Charlestown. It’s been a long time coming.”
The store hours will be 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.