Starbucks just celebrated their 100th store opening at Karizma Villa in Kuwait. I don’t know why I always felt they had more than 100 stores but I guess Kuwait is tiny and 100 stores is a huge milestone. I wonder if they’ll be introducing speciality coffee to blend in with the new trend.
Passed by a gas station the other day who just opened up Trolley. Apparently all new Trolley’s in gas stations will have Starbucks now instead of Coffee Bean. I asked why didn’t they open a Coffee Bean and they told me the contract with them ended, so now you’ll be seeing a lot more of Starbucks.
I went on a different day to pick up a sandwich from Starbucks but the gas stations was so packed because everyone was going to Starbucks it wasn’t worth it. More than half if not most the people in the gas station weren’t there to fill up gas, but were there for the coffee.
Here’s the list of everything that’s opened at the new Gate Mall right now, I’ve separated the list into two, with big stores everyone is use to and a list of everything else. I’m looking forward for more places to open up including Shake Shack.
- Route 66
- The Body Shop
- Deer & Dear
- H & M
- Folli Follie
- Guess Accessories
- Punt O Roma
- Rock Port
- Time Out
- Vision Express
- Make Up forever
- Oliver Weber
- Bath & Body Works
- Victoria Secret
- Al Farooj
The full list which includes other small stores will be posted tomorrow.
Update: Here’s the full list (click on continue reading):
Randomly found out about an instagram account of a guy in Kuwait that draws over Starbucks logos every time he’s there to a celebrity. My favourites are Darth Vader, Abdulfatah Al Ali and Om Kalthoom. I’ve put some of them below but for the full list visit his instagram account [here].
I’m sure many of you have already heard that Starbucks has changed their logo recently. Since the logo was modified in Saudi Arabia so that woman in the logo doesn’t appear. I took things into my own hands and designed what assumably would be the next new Starbucks logo in Saudi Arabia. I think I’d be more intrigued to visit Starbucks if this were true.