Starbucks opens a new store at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban

    Clive Liversage (Managing Executive for Starbucks SA) with Fawzia Peer (eThekwini Deputy Mayor) and Travis Scott (Store Manager) cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Starbucks store at Gateway Theatre of Shopping, as the “partners” and the public look on.

    The second Starbucks store in Durban recently opened its doors (December 5th) at Gateway Theatre of Shopping.

    Starbucks Gateway, which boasts 436 sq/m, was inspired by the rolling green hills and sugar plantations in the uMhlanga area. It highlights the similarities between this and coffee plantations around the world. The artwork is unique and tells a story and the scenes that are used as wall paper, depict lush agricultural scenes complete with banana palms while a statement artwork on a concrete wall includes a cut out world map and elements of the history of coffee.

    Taking the coffee experience to another level, the store also extends to an upper level, allowing for customers to feel “at home” and embrace the mission of Starbucks South Africa – ”To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighbourhood at a time.”

    The opening saw the Durban Gospel Choir fill the Mall with their singing before the cutting of the ribbon at 9am, after which the Bollywood Dance Troupe added a festive vibe to the entertainment for guests waiting to be served, which included Isabel (11) and Rachel Muller (13) from Cape Town who were first in line.