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Starbucks to open in Martin's Food Market in Martinsburg

July 15, 2013|By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthewu@herald-mail.com
  • Starbucks is coming to the Martin's Food Market in Martinsburg as part of a store makeover that is under way, a company spokesman said Friday.
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MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Starbucks is coming to the Martin’s Food Market in Martinsburg as part of a store makeover that is under way, a company spokesman said Friday.

Martin’s employees will staff the coffeehouse, which is part of an interior remodeling set to be done in late September, said Christopher Brand of Carlisle, Pa.-based Giant Food Stores LLC.

The remodeling also includes the addition of another register at the store’s pharmacy, installation of energy-efficient fixtures and new decor throughout the 68,000-square-foot store at 901 Foxcroft Ave., Brand said.

“We really want (our customers) coming into a 21st-century grocery store,” Brand said of the remodeling.

The company has pledged to remain open while the work by Chambersburg, Pa.-based Brechbill & Helman Construction Co. Inc. is under way, Brand said. Much of the work is being done at night to reduce disruption to customers.

“There’s a lot of things that are going to be moved around,” Brand said.

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The improvements are in line with the company’s goal of doing remodeling at each of its stores every six or seven years to maintain a modern and inviting appearance, according to Brand.

A “minor” remodeling was done at the Martinsburg store in 2007, Brand said.

The addition of the Starbucks at the Martinsburg store follows the company’s success with the widely recognized coffeehouse brand at Martin’s locations in the Philadelphia area, Brand said.

With 200 locations, Martin’s Food Markets is part of Ahold USA. The Dutch-owned company’s grocery divisions in the U.S. — Stop & Shop New England, Stop & Shop New York Metro, Giant Landover and Giant Carlisle — operate more than 770 supermarkets in 14 states and the District of Columbia.

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