CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A new Starbucks is being built inside the Target store in the Shops at Trace Fork development off Corridor G.
The full-service coffee shop should be opened by the end of March, Target store manager Amy Rossi said.
The addition is part of a massive renovation that began the day after Christmas, she said.
"In addition to the Starbucks, we'll be doing a full remodel that will include a fresh produce and meat section," she said.
The popular coffee shop will be to the left of the main entrance where the current guest services counter is located. The Target food court will remain and it will be connected to the coffee shop.
"We're really excited about this," said Rossi, a coffee drinker herself.
Rossi was unsure of the exact dimensions but said it should be about the size of the Starbucks in Charleston Town Center, she said.
"The remodel, and especially the addition of Starbucks, should really help us stay competitive in the area," Rossi said. "Having a Starbucks up in this area will just be great."
The store will sell freshly brewed and whole-bean coffee along with accessories, she said.
Target is adding a Starbucks in every new store constructed by the company, Rossi said. Other stores that are undergoing renovations also will have a Starbucks installed, she said.
Starbucks plans to open more than 3,000 new shops in North, Central and South America by 2015.
At least half should be constructed in the strong U.S. market, according to a press release.