Keila Torres Ocasio

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Could this be Bridgeport’s chance for a Starbucks?

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BRIDGEPORT — Earlier this year, I wrote a column about how Bridgeport should no longer be ignored by Starbucks, which has opened coffee houses in every city around us and every other big city in the state. But not here.

At the time, a Starbucks representative sent me this statement: “Connecticut has been important to Starbucks for nearly 18 years and will continue to be in the future. Over the years, our partners (employees) have shared strong connections with the community both inside and outside of our stores. We think Bridgeport is a wonderful community and could potentially be an interesting place for Starbucks; however we do not have any new stores to announce at this time.”

Now there’s news that Starbucks is planning to open 1,500 new stores in the next few years. Could this be Bridgeport’s chance?

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Keila Torres Ocasio

3 Responses

  1. Keila Torres Ocasio says:

    Hi Madeline! Yes I am back to reporting, as of a week or so ago.

  2. Q Marin says:

    When we understand the importance of spending our money locally, We will not only have a Starbucks, but, an Olive Garden, an Outback, a Lowes, an Old Navy, a Banana Republic, a Gap, a Target, a mall or maybe even an Outlet Stores. If these companies want our money, instead of us going to them, they should come to us.

  3. Madeline says:

    Keila, It seems like your role at the Post has changed ? We are no longer seeing your columns. Seems you are back to reporting. Is that true?