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Starbucks opens Sept. 22, ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 30


September 19, 2008

The new Starbucks coffee shop in Z. Smith Reynolds Library will begin serving coffee at 7 a.m. Sept. 22.  An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 30.

James Alty, associate vice president for facilities and campus services, will be the master of ceremonies for the Sept. 30 ceremony.  The program will include brief remarks by Jill Tiefenthaler, provost; Lynn Sutton, director of Z. Smith Reynolds Library; Jermyn Davis, student government president; Chuck Hoover, senior regional development manager for Starbucks; Randy Rogan, associate dean of the Graduate School; Mark Williard, the architect for the library renovation project and Mike Lancaster, vice president & principal for Frank L. Blum Construction Company.  Refreshments will be provided.

Starbucks will be accessible from the new east entrance of the library near Tribble Hall and from the main library entrance.

Starbucks was selected as the coffee vendor for the library space in May.  The Starbucks will be operated by Aramark staff, under their contract to provide food and beverage services to the Wake Forest community.

Starbucks has hired student employees to assist in staffing the operation.  Operating hours will be Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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