So, is it true that under SuperValu, the Starbucks stores inside ACME completely disappeared?
Lots of them were turned in the Bucks County coffee. Such is still true in the Randolph store In Morris county. There's also a Starbucks that was later converted to Bucks County Coffie in (and removed in 2015) Milltown when I first opend.
The converted Vernon store still has a Starbucks in it.
Starbucks may be commonplace in North Jersey and closer to Philly, but for us peeps in Ocean County, it's quite a big deal. The median income here is just average, and people can't usually afford $4.50 lattes. Although I prefer family owned coffee shops, I think this shows this location has been doing quite well. It's only now the 3rd Starbucks in all of Southern Ocean County.
Dougbalt,Is it because of starbucks high cost or due to the already entrenched history of coffee purchases via WaWa/7-11/DunkinDonuts/family restaurants outlets that have kept Starbucks from entering the market in ocean county? Starbucks is found within various other middle range retailers in other parts of the USA even where it has stand alone stores ( Targets stores, Kroger grocery, etc.).Just pondering,Lew
Yes. The market is already saturated here with plenty of Wawa and Dunkin locations. You're right that it has to have something to do with the lack of Starbucks here. But there is also a lack of high end retail in general across Ocean Co. There's not one Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Bloomingdales, Nordstrom, etc... here, despite being the fastest growing country in NJ and despite a population of almost 600,000 people. The small number of Starbucks is part of that picture. So, for the Barnegat ACME to get a Starbucks is a big deal.