Starbucks to Open First Location in Carlsbad New Mexico

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1 Aug 2017

Carlsbad, NM, August, 2017 – Starbucks has begun construction work on its first location in Carlsbad. The coffee giant chose Carlsbad after a lengthy recruitment effort by the Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD). Starbucks has been a highly requested and sought after business in the market.

Carlsbad continues its growth, leading the way for the state of New Mexico. According to recent studies by the Policom Corporation and SmartAsset, Carlsbad and Eddy County sit high in rankings for growth in business investment and new businesses in general. Carlsbad has either been leading in these areas or has been near the top for multiple years.

Starbucks has been high on the list for many residents of Carlsbad for a number of years. Starbucks began operating in 1971 and now has over 25,000 stores in 75 countries around the world. With locations in surrounding areas of Roswell and Hobbs, Carlsbad residents can now stay home and get their coffee cravings satisfied.

"We appreciate Starbucks for its decision to invest in Carlsbad, and we look forward to working with this new neighbor in this beautiful community," said Mayor Dale Janway. 

Carlsbad has seen a boom in several areas of growth over the past five years. Industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, and aviation have seen many new businesses enter the market. Commercially, the retail and restaurant side of the coin have also been growing quickly, with new construction taking place across the city.

“The Carlsbad Department of Development and Eddy County are excited to have Starbucks in Carlsbad," said Eddy County Commissioner Susan Crockett. "Starbucks has been high on the radar of the local community as well as requested by tourists. We look forward to a great Community Partnership.”  

Carlsbad’s commercial front has seen tremendous growth over the past five years. Large chain restaurants such as McAlister’s Deli and Buffalo Wild Wings recently opened to great success. Regional restaurants such as Lucy’s Mexican Grill and Los Agaves have also opened recently. The Carlsbad Pavilion, a shopping center with Ross, Maurice’s, Famous Footwear, and Melrose Fashions as tenants, gives local residents and visitors alike more shopping opportunities as well.

“Keeping our market thriving and our residents shopping and eating here helps everyone,” said Jeff Campbell, director of marketing and business development for the CDOD. “It’s much more convenient to stay in Carlsbad to make purchases and dine out, plus those are dollars that help our gross receipts, and the community, grow.”