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Exploring the Buzz: The Arrival of a New Starbucks in Las Cruces


Starbucks - 2171 S Triviz Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Las Cruces, a city known for its vibrant culture and bustling community, will soon welcome another addition to its coffee scene – a new Starbucks. With five standalone stores already established along with two micro-locations within Target and Albertsons, the imminent arrival of this global coffee giant begs the question: What does this mean for our local coffee culture?


Construction of the new Starbucks, managed by EPX Contractors, is progressing swiftly, with the shell of the building nearing completion. Anticipation is building as rumors circulate about this particular Starbucks offering a unique feature – a collection of branded New Mexico State University (NMSU) commodities. This infusion of local flavor adds an intriguing twist to the standard Starbucks experience, potentially fostering a deeper connection with the community it serves.


Behind the scenes, financial backing for this venture comes from GECU, a credit union headquartered in El Paso, Texas. This collaboration marks a significant milestone as GECU simultaneously establishes its presence with a new branch also under construction in Las Cruces. Moreover, the land on which the new Starbucks is being constructed is owned by the NMSU Regents, with the investor securing a ground lease for the designated period.


Starbucks - 2171 S Triviz Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Adding a personal touch to the narrative, it's fascinating to learn that former Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson (2017 - 2022) is an alumnus of NMSU. His journey from student to global business leader is a testament to the transformative power of education and ambition. Johnson's recent visit to New Mexico, during which he engaged with local partners and students, underscores Starbucks' commitment to nurturing talent and fostering community connections.


While the arrival of another Starbucks may raise questions about oversaturation, it's crucial to acknowledge the potential benefits it brings to our city. Beyond providing a familiar caffeine fix, Starbucks has a history of supporting local initiatives and contributing to community development. The collaboration with NMSU and GECU highlights the interconnectedness of businesses within our city, paving the way for future partnerships and economic growth.


As Las Cruces continues to evolve, so too does its coffee culture. As much as the presence of global chains like Starbucks may raise questions about diversity and local identity, it also offers opportunities for collaboration and innovation. Whether you're a devoted coffee enthusiast or simply curious about the latest addition to our cityscape, the arrival of a new Starbucks invites us to explore the intersection of global brands and local flavors in Las Cruces.


Check out The Next Las Cruces YouTube Channel for more detailed views of the new location. https://youtu.be/D1K5hZROjps



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