DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, along with Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray and other officials, celebrated on Friday, February 11 the grand opening of the Starbucks drive-thru in Ward 7, the first in the city.
Bowser held a press conference outside the new Starbucks location in Skyland Town Center at 2800 Alabama Avenue, Southeast.
The mayor praised the opening, saying it is part of the ongoing development at Skyland.
LIVE: Mayor Bowser Celebrates the Grand Opening of the First Starbucks Drive-Thru Location in Washington, DC https://t.co/nCfSU7gpUt
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) February 11, 2022
Among those who participated in the event were John Falcicchio, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, and a number of Starbucks administrators.
The new shop is the second Starbucks located east of the Anacostia River, and the first drive thru Starbucks in DC.