Wilkes University will mark the grand opening of its full-service Starbucks on Feb. 18. The grand opening will be highlighted by an 11:30 a.m. ribbon cutting with University President Patrick F. Leahy and Aramark Vice President of Operations Dan Palumbo. The opening also will be marked throughout Starbucks’ hours of operation with free tall coffees, food samples and giveaways throughout the day. The public is invited to attend.
Located in the University Center on Main at 169. S. Main St., Starbucks at Colonel Gambini’s Café brings the largest and most recognized coffee brand in the world to the University and to downtown Wilkes-Barre. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The location opened on Jan. 18.
The Starbucks is the latest in a series of additions and amenities at Wilkes that are creating a great campus experience for students. These include the opening of the new campus Gateway which unites the campus and connects South Main Street to the heart of campus, the addition of dining options such as the area’s first Which Wich sandwich shop and a POD convenience store in Stark Learning Center, and academic facilities that include a NeuroTraining and Research Center opening this semester in Breiseth Hall. Expansion of academic opportunities also continues with the addition of a neuroscience major, creation of the Passan School of Nursing and the signing of recent agreements with the Republic of Panama.
For more information about the Starbucks at Gambini’s grand opening, please contact Vicki Mayk, Wilkes director of public relations, at 570-466-5532.