Sunday 03 July 2022

Dart Real Estate announces opening of first Starbucks store in Cayman

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GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands — Cayman Islands-based developer Dart Real Estate announced today that the global coffee company, Starbucks, arrived in Camana Bay, and becomes the newest addition to its more than 15 food and beverage venues at Camana Bay, a 685-acre master-planned New Urbanist town on Grand Cayman.

“Over the past 11 years, Camana Bay has become a thriving town where people want to be – to enhance their careers, to raise their families, and to enjoy the best of living in the Cayman Islands,” said Dart Real Estate’s President of Business Development, Jackie Doak.

“Our team is committed to ensure the best experience possible is always offered to the over 2,000 people who live and work at Camana Bay. We are pleased to welcome Starbucks to Camana Bay as a new member for all who live, work and visit our community.”

A partnership between Starbucks and Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium led by Margaritaville Caribbean Group, this Starbucks location marks another milestone for the global coffee company’s expanding Caribbean operations.

“Our first store in the beautiful island of Grand Cayman marks a key milestone for our expansion in the Caribbean region,” said Tim Grever, operations director for Starbucks Caribbean markets. “We are humbled by the warm welcome we have received from all of you and look forward to welcoming customers to this spectacular store and sharing some of the finest coffees from around the world, served by our passionate and knowledgeable baristas.”

Adam Stewart, deputy chairman of Sandals Resorts International who is a part of the joint venture for Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, emphasised a desire to give back to the Cayman Islands. “Our team is devoted to expanding the Starbucks brand with a shared commitment towards creating opportunities within the community.”

“We are grateful for the support we have received from the community,” added Ian Dear, chief executive officer and chairman of Margaritaville Caribbean Group. “The beautiful Camana Bay location is a place where families, friends and individuals can connect. It’s these daily connections and interactions that build communities, and we are honored to be part of yours.”

Starbucks joins Camana Bay during a period of growth and development, which includes the ongoing expansion of Cayman International School, the construction of a 60,000-square-foot supermarket and Camana Bay’s first for-sale residential offering, OLEA. Camana Bay also offers 700,000 square feet of Class-A commercial space and has nearly 2,500 indoor/outdoor parking spaces for people who visit daily to work and use Camana Bay’s services.

Starbucks in Camana Bay opened its doors on 15 August, 2019 next to independent bookstore Books & Books along the Paseo. It is located near the Rise, which connects Seven Mile Beach and the North Sound, allowing seamless connectivity from “sea to sound” in the pedestrian-friendly town.

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