Starbucks franchise “opening soon”

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Work has been taking place on the new Starbucks at 74-76 High Street, Reigate, where Carluccio’s used to be, but no opening date has yet been announced.

A Starbucks spokesperson said this week: “We look forward to opening our doors to customers in Reigate in the near future and will be in touch once we have more specific plans to share.”

A sign saying “opening soon” has been put up.

The franchise will be run by Cobra Coffee, a company that is now part of the Southern Co-op group and which runs a number of Starbucks in the South East including a recent opening in Horsham. approached Southern Co-Op about the Reigate plans but they forwarded the enquiry on to Starbucks.

A signage application has now been approved by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.

There was a Starbucks in Reigate up until around six years ago, on the other side of the High Street at no. 51A (where Paperchase currently sits).  It’s not known whether that was a company-operated or franchise outlet.