By Sara Bryce
Friday, April 11, 2014
Coffee shop Starbucks is to open its first Isle of Wight branch in Newport in May. Picture by Sara Bryce.
INTERNATIONAL coffee chain Starbucks will open its first branch on the Isle of Wight on Thursday, May 1.
In partnership with franchise 23.5 Degrees, it will open in the former Jessops photographic shop on Upper St James's Street, Newport.
It is expected to create 15 new jobs.
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by Keven Ball
14th April 2014, at 22:42:23
I am indeed Tony. The word "backwards" springs to mind all over the island... think about it ;)
by Tony Tiltman Jnr
14th April 2014, at 18:45:16
Easily pleased then KevEn.
13th April 2014, at 19:22:20
OMG everywhere has a Starbucks, this has made my day!
by Mike Crowe
12th April 2014, at 16:57:24
""That's what the public will pay"" ..... comes into the Salesman's training.
12th April 2014, at 08:23:44
Spot on Eric, i dont think they would be so popular if most people actually realised what they were drinking and its initial cost.
by David Blackford
12th April 2014, at 08:03:22
I think some people hang out in these places just to show off - "I can afford to pay over the odds for my cup of coffee" - So can I but who cares???
by Eric Grinham
12th April 2014, at 00:33:07
In Australia we are lucky in having great local coffee bars that actually make great coffee - I struggle to see why anyone would want to drink Starbucks over hyped coffee at any price .
by Stephen Elliott
11th April 2014, at 21:36:18
Kevan...23.5 degrees is also the angle the earths axis is tilted at.
by Kevan Taylor
11th April 2014, at 21:30:51
Mike 23.5 degrees is a franchise development partner run by Anil Patil.
by Mike Hailston
11th April 2014, at 17:45:02
Remember it's a FRANCHISE. It doesn't say if 23.5 degrees is a local mob or not. If it is then its someone local using an international brand to make money and jobs and they will pay the tax on what they turnover. Starbucks will evade tax on what they charge for the franchise and goods supplied through their "legal" accounting procedures.Si if it is a local firm with the franchise and we all refuse to use it, then another local firm goes down the pan along with jobs as well.
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