Carrie Rengers

Starbucks to open exactly where everyone thought it would

There are already some Starbucks drinks available at Wichita State University, but now there’s going to be a new full-service Starbucks, too.
There are already some Starbucks drinks available at Wichita State University, but now there’s going to be a new full-service Starbucks, too. Courtesy photo

Wichita State University now confirms what Have You Heard? reported this spring and, really, just about everyone on campus already knew.

Starbucks is building a new full-service store, which will be the first retail operation at the Innovation Campus.

“It’s going to be great for faculty, staff and students already here and will be a draw for the greater Wichita community,” said Emily Patterson, WSU director of facilities planning, in a release.

The release said Starbucks will be 2,000 square feet and be located north of the Woodman Alumni Center, which is near 21st Street and Mike Oatman Drive.

Along with a drive-through, Starbucks will have outdoor seating at a large plaza next to the business.

Currently, there are some Starbucks specialty drinks available at the GroundHouse at Shocker Hall and at the Rhatigan Student Center, but there’s not a full line at either place.

Look for the new Starbucks to open no later than early spring.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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