AIRMALL® USA Bringing Signature Brews from Starbucks to Coffee Lovers at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

Two Locations to Open at Airport Later This Year

CLEVELAND, Ohio, October 17, 2013 – Starbucks will soon be serving its premium brewed coffee to travelers at the AIRMALL at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). AIRMALL® USA, the developer of the leading airport concessions model in North America, has finalized lease agreements to open two Starbucks locations in Concourse A and Concourse C by the end of the year.

“Starbucks has become synonymous with expertly brewed coffee and is a place where coffee lovers can get a quick cup of their favorite brew on the go, or relax and enjoy the quality and flavor of exceptional coffee. Starbucks brings the best of both worlds to travelers at the AIRMALL Cleveland,” said Tina LaForte, vice president of AIRMALL Cleveland. “We’re excited that the trusted and much-loved Starbucks brand is joining the line-up of an already award-winning concessions program at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.”

“Passengers at CLE have come to expect high-quality dining options since the airport began its transformation of the concessions program five years ago,” said airport director Ricky Smith. “Starbucks brings a well-known traveler’s favorite to the terminal, and we’re certain the two new locations will become airport hotspots in no time.”

Founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world with more than 20,000 locations worldwide including more than 13,000 locations in the United States. Starbucks serves a variety of hot and cold beverages, whole-bean coffee, full-leaf teas, pastries, snacks and hot and cold sandwiches.

A project of AIRMALL USA, the AIRMALL at CLE officially opened in July 2010. The 76,000-square-foot concessions program features 59 distinct units.

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