A new Starbucks® Drive Thru and café will open in Merry Hill, Brierly Way, on Thursday 2 September, creating 20 new jobs.

To celebrate the opening, the new store will be hosting a coffee tasting and food pairing session between 11am and 4pm on opening day. Gift bags will be available to the first 100 customers to visit, while every 50th customer served on opening day will receive an exclusive hamper full of Starbucks® goodies.

During the opening day, customers can also enjoy a fun children’s meet and greet opportunity with Snow White between 12pm and 2:30pm, supported by local theatre group Once Upon A Time UK. To continue the team’s support for their local community, Starbucks® Merry Hill team will be accepting school uniform donations directly in store throughout the month of September, which will then be distributed to several schools in the local area.

Jonathan Poole, Centre Manager at Merry Hill, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Starbucks® Drive Thru concept at Merry Hill, and it’s great to see that supporting the local community will be a huge focus as well.

“Following an influx of more than 10 new store openings in 2021, the arrival of Starbucks® latest Drive Thru underpins our performance and resilience this year, as we continue to invest in the centre and attract the very best brands for our visitors to enjoy.

“Looking ahead, we will be sharing even more exciting news with our visitors soon, and with the multi-million-pound investment transformation of the centre exterior due to be completed soon, the future continues to look bright for Merry Hill.”

Mark Goule, Merry Hill Store Manager, added: “We are excited to open our new store in Merry Hill and become a part of the local community. The team are closely following the latest guidance from both the government and health authorities to keep everyone safe.”

Customers are invited to enjoy their favourite Starbucks® beverage or try Starbucks® new autumn menu. Starbucks® Pumpkin Spice Latte fans at the new Merry Hill store will be able to get their hands on the iconic drink on opening day, Thursday 2 September – with the store date coinciding with the PSL’s official return to the UK for 2021. New autumn food items also include the No’Meatball Marinara Wrap and the Brie Butternut & Chutney Focaccia.

The store has a contemporary design, offering customers the opportunity to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee and relax with the comfortable seating and free wi-fi. Meanwhile, those looking to recharge while on the go can use the convenient Drive Thru lane. Delivery will also be fully available to all customers via Just Eat and Uber Eats.

Starbucks® is committed to ethically sourced coffee in partnership with Conservation International. The cornerstone of our ethical sourcing approach to buying coffee is Coffee and Farmer Equity (C.A.F.E.) Practices.

Starbucks® offers a 25p discount to all customers who bring a reusable cup when purchasing a drink.

The new store is conveniently located at Starbucks® Merry Hill, Central Way, Brierly Hill, DY5 1SF and will be open daily from 06:00am until 10:00pm.