Starbucks opens Lynnway location


April 24, 2015
By Meaghan Casey/The Daily Item

It was a venti day on the Lynnway.

The city celebrated the official opening of Starbucks on Thursday with a ribbon cutting and complimentary coffee for all.

The café, located at 821 Lynnway, features an extensive menu, indoor and outdoor seating and drive-through service.

“It’s going to be fantastically successful,” said Swampscott resident Andrew Rose, who owns the franchise along with Mark Klaman and Rich Newburg, all of Centercorp Retail Properties. They also own Starbucks franchises in Marblehead and Connecticut. Their expanded tenant roster includes retailers such as Whole Foods, CVS and Stop & Shop.

City of Lynn and Starbucks officials cutting the ribbon in front of the new lynnway location

City of Lynn and Starbucks officials cut the ribbon Thursday

“This was a perfect spot, 5 miles in either direction to Swampscott and East Boston,” said Rose, who also pointed out its convenience for morning commuters headed to Boston. “We scouted out locations and the city of Lynn was great to work with. It’s very business-friendly.”

Store Manager Sandra Clavero, a Harvard graduate and native of Argentina, has worked for Starbucks for the past 10 years and is excited about the opening.

“I’m thrilled to be working in this city,” said Clavero. “It has a very rich cultural scene and I cannot wait to connect with some of the businesses and nonprofits.”

Patrons can visit the new location 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

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