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Starbucks to open drive-through café in Clare

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IT’S time for coffee lovers to get excited as The Clare Echo can reveal that Starbucks are about to set up their first outlet in Co Clare.

Though details of when the international coffee giants will open their doors have yet to be revealed, we can exclusively confirm that the deal is signed, sealed and delivered.

Local rumours suggested that Starbucks will set up shop somewhere near the airport, so we did some digging in the planning files to find out more.

The 2,200 square metre coffee nirvana will be located right beside the Shannon Industrial Estate on the airport road, ideal for early morning commuters and weary travellers alike.

The site will also include a drive-thru, which if you’re anything like us, will be a major help on those busy mornings. It’s also great news on the local employment front.

Starbucks, trading under the name Brockway Limited, was granted permission for the development on September 13, subject to some conditions.

We can smell the pumpkin spice lattés brewing already.

By Elaine Tubridy

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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