Could this be Bridgeport’s chance for a Starbucks?

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?

Keila Torres Ocasio