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Starbucks to break ground in Atmore

Wind Creek Hospitality announced Monday a groundbreaking for a Starbucks off of Interstate 65 near the casino slated for later this month.

Construction is scheduled to begin in March 2020 with plans for a fall grand opening, according to a release.

The Atmore location is projected to draw an additional 300 cars and 750 customers daily from I-65 Exit 57.

“I see this as a great opportunity to introduce travelers to Wind Creek, the Poarch Creek Indians and the town of Atmore,” WCA Property Manager Tim Ramer said. “Starbucks will provide a well-respected, international brand to residents of Escambia and surrounding counties.”

The 2,000 square foot stand-alone facility will offer convenient drive through, seated dining and full retail store across the street from the Creek Convenience Store on Poarch Road, adjacent to the spa at Wind Creek.

The nearest Starbucks along the I-65 corridor are north 113 miles in Prattville and south 47 miles at Springhill Avenue in Mobile.

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