University of Victoria to get a Starbucks in fall 2019

Finerty Express at the UVic Bookstore to change licence

The University of Victoria plans to open and operate a licensed Starbucks in fall 2019 within the UVic Bookstore in the location occupied by Finnerty Express.

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Surveys with students, staff and faculty identified Starbucks as a desired brand that they are seeking to experience on campus. Starbucks will bring more food and drink variety, a full offering of Fairtrade certified coffees and teas and their mobile technology to UVic’s customer base.

“The new licensed store has the brand power to support and contribute to a more vibrant campus environment through extended hours on nights and weekends,” says Jim Forbes, director of campus services in a news release.

Current staff will transition to Starbucks.


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