Burnley Council has confirmed that Starbucks has signed up to the £23 million Pioneer Place leisure complex currently taking shape in Burnley town centre.
It follows news last month that restaurant giant Nando’s is taking space on the site.
Both are expected to help draw in extra visitors from a wide area once the complex is up and running in the late summer.
After being approached about the news, Burnley Council chief executive Mick Cartledge said: “Pioneer Place is drawing in some big names more usually found in bigger towns and cities.
“It’s a sign of confidence in our town that international chains like this are coming here. There’s a real buzz of excitement as Pioneer Place nears completion. It will bring more visitors to Burnley which can only be good news for the local economy. More people means more business for the town centre as a whole.”
A spokesperson for Café Fortune, which will operate the site, said: “As a trusted franchisee of Starbucks Coffee Company, all of us within Café Fortune share Starbucks’ passion for great coffee and warm and welcoming stores that are at the heart of their community.
“We are excited to open our new store in Burnley, and look forward to inviting customers to enjoy our iconic hand crafted beverages, each served by our friendly, expert baristas.”
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