Windsor residents excited for new Starbucks
May 23, 2017
Amy Collins-Brown was excited to visit the new Starbucks in Windsor on Monday afternoon.
"The town of Windsor's thrilled they're here," she said.
Collins-Brown, of Severance, said she and her family like to visit the Starbucks to "hang out" and chat.
"Our kids go to Windsor High School and we knew that it was opening today so we came here after school," she said.
Windsor and area residents were lined up inside and outside the new Starbucks in town Monday afternoon. Amy Power, a shift supervisor at the coffee shop, said mornings and afternoons after schools let out seem to be the busiest times.
Power said the business has employees from Greeley, Loveland and Windsor.
"But definitely all in the Northern Colorado area," she said.
Starbucks wanted to open the new store to have a corporate presence in the area, Power said, in part because the other two shops, inside other stores in town, are owned by the store in which they are located.
"And from a business standpoint it's a great area to be because we're right off of Highway 392, close to I-25," she said. "There's a lot of commuter business and a lot of people were asking Starbucks to build a drive-through here because it's just really convenient."
Power said Windsor's growth in recent years was also attractive to the business, which announced last year with the town of Windsor that it planned to build the $1.6 million store.
Starbucks kicked off its opening through community involvement by holding a friends and family fundraiser Sunday, for Big Bones Canine Rescue in Windsor. Power said the store has also volunteered for the town of Windsor, by helping the Windsor Parks, Recreation and Culture Department create pathways at Boardwalk Park.
"So we really want to be part of the community here in Windsor," Power said. "That's one of our main goals is to give back to the communities that we're a part of."