LEWISBURG, W.Va. (WVDN)- Traffic on Rt. 219 North near the interstate was light on Friday morning, March 31, as the city’s new Starbucks coffee shop opened its doors for the first time.
The new restaurant opened for business at 6 a.m. By 8 a.m., the drive-thru line was full, and the parking lot near the restaurant was full of cars.
Workers inside the restaurant told press that photos of the inside of the restaurant are forbidden, and that staff was not allowed to speak to the press.
Social media has been abuzz with people speaking out both for and against the corporate coffee shop. Those who are pro-”Starbies” are looking forward to their favorite drinks and treats that, up until now, they’ve had to purchase elsewhere.
The arguments from those against it mainly focus on the worry that the business will further snarl traffic on Rt. 219 near the interstate, and the concern that the new business may hurt smaller establishments.
Starbucks is located on Rt. 219 North adjacent to Walmart.