Carrie Rengers

Starbucks likely coming to WSU’s Innovation Campus

Certain specialty Starbucks drinks are available now at Wichita State University, but there’s a deal in the works that could bring a full Starbucks with a drive-through to the Innovation Campus.
Certain specialty Starbucks drinks are available now at Wichita State University, but there’s a deal in the works that could bring a full Starbucks with a drive-through to the Innovation Campus. Courtesy photo

Some deals seem to take so long to get done that most everyone seems to know about them before they officially happen.

That’s the case with a Starbucks that likely is going to open on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

No one at the school is officially commenting on the deal, which sounds like it’s not finalized, but a lot of people there are talking about it.

Starbucks likely would be located on the far northwest part of the Innovation Campus, meaning it would be visible from 21st Street near Mike Oatman Drive.

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.

The new Starbucks would be large enough to accommodate seating and a drive-through.

Apparently the hope is the deal gets done in time for Starbucks to open yet this year.

We’ll keep you posted.

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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