First of five Starbucks outlets for Amazonia Mall next year
Starbucks has expressed interest in opening five outlets in Guyana with the first being at the Amazonia Mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara.
This was revealed by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond on Thursday.
“They have [told] me in March of next year, they will be able to start their flagship store.
“Their first flagship store project is going to be on the East Bank at the mall there – Amazonia,” Minister Walrond told the News Room.
According to the Tourism Minister, the company is also looking to have one of its outlets in the capital city but “you know Georgetown and the demand for land is a little difficult but they are also looking at East Coast…they want to spread it across [the country].”
Minister Walrond said the investment by this internationally recognised brand is proof that Guyana is the place for doing business.
“This is just the tip of the iceberg and this is just in our tourism and hospitality sector.”
Starbucks started its expansion in the Caribbean nearly a decade ago.
Four of its outlets are also set to be opened in Trinidad and Tobago during this year.
Starbucks Corporation is an American multinational chain of coffeehouses and roastery reserves headquartered in Seattle, Washington. It is the world’s largest coffeehouse chain.
As of November 2021, the company had 33,833 stores in 80 countries, 15,444 of which were located in the United States.