Starbucks brews up in Wolverhampton

A new Starbucks store has opened in Wolverhampton city centre.

The coffee giant has agreed a lease with landlord Hortons’ Estate for the 3,000 sq ft retail unit at 5 Dudley Street.

Richard Walker of Hortons’ said: “It’s great news to see Starbucks taking this prime city centre unit, creating new jobs and welcoming the local community. There are ambitious regeneration plans for Wolverhampton city centre and it is those types of schemes that will attract retailers to the shopping areas. We have a number of other units in close proximity currently under offer to national operators, which is encouraging to see.

“We’re also excited to begin the refurbishment of the former Sports Direct site. As a four-storey property, it can easily be split to suit a wide range of uses. Our intention is to bring the property to market, so I encourage any interested parties to contact our offices.”

The Starbucks site will be operated by Magic Bean.

Hortons’ was represented by Andrew Benson of Wright Silverwood.