Starbucks Will Open At Moncton’s Granite Centre

Image: Starbucks website

MONCTON – A 2,000-square-foot Starbucks cafe will open at Granite Centre, a plaza adjacent to Costco, “in no time,” according to Colliers International New Brunswick.

The property sales and leasing firm in charge of the retail hub posted on its Facebook page that the coffee shop now has its signage up and will open this year. Granite Centre is located off of Elmwood Drive and Highway Route 2.

The Bone & Biscuit Co., a national chain that sells natural foods, supplies and accessories for pets, will open next to the cafe this winter, according to the company’s website. This will be its first location in Atlantic Canada. The company has 47 other locations opened and opening soon across British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

“The new 2,000 SF Starbucks at Granite Centre will be serving up hot brews in no time. We are very excited for them along with their neighbours in this plaza, Bone & Biscuit, to open their doors this year,” the post said.

“Great work by Heidi Daigle, our Granite Centre Leasing Agent, for bringing these two tenants to the site! Stay tuned for what else is coming down the turnpike for Granite Centre.”

Signage is up ? The new 2,000 SF Starbucks at Granite Centre will be serving up hot brews in no time. We are very…

Posted by Colliers International New Brunswick on Sunday, January 12, 2020

According to a press release on Granite Centre’s website, the Starbucks on 21 Granite Drive, was supposed to open in the fourth quarter of 2019.

“We expect this to be the first of many announcements over the coming months and the start of what will become a dominant retail and service centre in the Moncton market,” said Trevor MacLeod, VP of the Gray Group which manages Granite Centre, in a release at the time.

Costco, which moved from its previous location to the larger space at Granite Centre in November 2018, was the hub’s first anchor tenant.

Colliers International previously told Huddle that it plans to bring national retailers to populate Granite Centre, some of which will be new to Moncton and others will be growing their business in the region.

The hub, which offers prime commercial retail and office space for lease, aims to take advantage of an under-serviced area of the city that’s close to the Caledonia Industrial Park, where approximately 3,500 people work.