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4th Starbucks opens in El Monte

Photos by: Melissa Rocha

To the excitement to many residents and businesses, a new Starbucks’ drive-thru opened last Thursday on the corner of Santa Anita Ave. and Valley Blvd.In a traditional Ribbon Cutting Ceremony coordinated by the El Monte/South El Monte Chamber of Commerce, many dignitaries were on hand to join in the celebration. Good times and caffiene was enjoyed by all. State Senator Ed Hernandez complimented the City of El Monte and the Chamber of Commerce on the revitalization in the El Monte business community.  While Damien Arrula, Director of Economic Development stated, “restaurants always like to follow, not lead, so it will help recruit more restaurants and businesses for the downtown area and the redevelopment of the center”.Starbucks has more than 17,000 stores worldwide and abroad and this store will generate additional tax revenue and jobs for El Monte.


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