Starbucks Coming to Little Havana

Chain coffee shop moving into town.
Photo: Official
Photo: Official

Famous for its culture, art and music, Little Havana is about to receive a (perhaps unwelcomed) new addition to the neighborhood. The Miami New Times recently reported that the brand is planning to make an appearance soon.

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The location of the chain is supposed to open on the corner of Calle Ocho and SW 17th street. At this location, it will neighbor MOFONGOS, Casa Tiki and Smoke Story.

The report from the New Times reveals that some residents aren’t thrilled about the chain’s appearance in the neighborhood. They quoted a tweet of the construction site, captioned with “it’s over for lil havana.”

A spokesperson from Starbucks told the New Times: “To ensure Starbucks is showing up for this community in a way that honors the soul and culture of Little Havana, we have engaged a diverse group of neighborhood artists, officials and community members to influence the design, feel and local hiring of this store.”

Expect to find the new coffee shop open in late 2022.

Ross McWaters

Ross McWaters is a writer from Atlanta, GA. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of McCoy’s Monthly, a small literary magazine where some of his writing can be found.
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