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"Tsarbucks" to open in September 2007

After a decade of wrangling over its trademark, Starbucks will open its first Russian store in September 2007. It will be located at Mega Mall north of Moscow. Some observers note that Starbucks will have to cope with the absence of a Russian coffee house culture. Russia will be the 43rd country with a Starbucks as the chain recently opened shops in Brazil and Egypt (and next targets India). The British newspaper that provides the story mentions in passing that London now has over 200 Starbucks, so supposedly nobody in the UK capital has to walk more than five minutes to get to one. For more, see here.

Posted by David Fahey on August 26, 2007 at 04:15 PM in Brazil, Coffee, Drinking Spaces, Egypt, India, Russia, United Kingdom | Permalink