Target's in-store cafe, Food Avenue, will reopen Feb. 15 after it gets a "complete overhaul and totally new appearance," Petry said. The cafe will be called Target Cafe when it reopens, she said.
The cafe's renovations include new paint, tiling and newer equipment. The current Food Avenue will temporarily close Jan. 15 until the reopening of Target Cafe one month later, she said.
Petry said Target employees are "extremely excited" to open another Starbucks in the Charleston area. A Starbucks kiosk is in the Charleston Town Center Mall's center court, and another store is open in the Thomas Memorial Hospital Medical Office Pavilion in South Charleston.
"A lot of the newer Targets being built have a Starbucks and Pizza Hut inside. But the only Starbucks that is here in Charleston is in the mall, which is $1.75 to park [in the mall's parking garage]," Petry said. "There's not a Starbucks really close to the area and [the Target corporation] realized the demographic for our shoppers."
Petry said she doesn't know all the details about the new Starbucks yet, but the coffee shop will offer a variety of drinks, breads and muffins. Some Starbucks locations offer breakfast sandwiches, but the shop inside the Corridor G Target won't, she said.
Starbucks has announced plans to open at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. in the next five years.
Starbucks officials announced last month plans to have 20,000 stores -- up from about 18,000 stores -- on six continents by 2014.
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