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Friday , 24 September 2021

Starbucks coming to Cold Lake

Image credit: Starbucks

One of the world’s most famous coffee sellers in the world is coming to Cold Lake.

Mayor of Cold Lake Craig Copeland said that the famous chain Starbucks has applied for a development permit at the Tri-City Mall beside the RBC Bank. It would be part of a three-unit building, Copeland said.

Construction could begin as early as this spring.

“This is a good one. We worked for many years, Kevin [Nagoya, CAO] especially, councillor Buckle and others, went to Whistler to the big trade shows to try to get Starbucks interested in Cold Lake. It’s great that they’re going to come into the area because we always get a lot of people asking when Starbucks is coming,” said Copeland.

Copeland said he isn’t sure whether Starbucks is buying the building or leasing it from the developer, “but there is a development permit on that lot to probably build in the spring,” he said.

“We’re excited to see business investing in our community.”

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.