A new Starbucks store opens at Pencoed Business Park today, creating 31 new jobs for the local community.
To celebrate the opening of the new drive-thru store, there was a ribbon-cutting at 10am, attended by local Mayor Cllr D. John, Pencoed town councillors, and DJ Lee Jukes from local radio station Bridge FM. Prior to the opening ceremony, Starbucks and Bridge FM hosted a giveaway from 8am-10am, offering free tall hot beverages to the first 20 customers.
The opening was also attended by representatives from Tŷ Hafan, the store’s local charity partner. One of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities, Tŷ Hafan helps children and families throughout Wales by providing access to nurses, therapists and advisers who help educate families on how to access the financial support they need.
Across the day today, the Starbucks Pencoed team will host coffee tastings for customers to learn about the new Starbucks Blonde Espresso Roast. With a smooth body balanced with citrusy notes, Blonde Espresso is an entirely new take on what espresso-based drinks can taste like with no compromise on flavour.
Kim O’Sullivan, Store Manager at Starbucks Pencoed Business Park said
“The store team and I are thrilled to celebrate the opening of our 24-hour drive-thru alongside our local Mayor, council members and charity representatives from Tŷ Hafan, who work tirelessly to care for children and families in the Pencoed community and around Wales. We are excited to welcome in local residents to join us on Monday to celebrate the store’s opening and enjoy a delicious cup of coffee!”
Located within the Pencoed Business Park and designed in one of Starbucks newest style concepts, the new drive-thru store features bright, open spaces and creates a calm and contemporary atmosphere where young people, commuters and businesspeople can come together over a cup of coffee.
The Starbucks store is located at Starbucks Drive-Thru, Pencoed Business Park, Pencoed, Bridgend. CF35 5HY, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Photograph: Matthew Horwood Photography