1st Starbucks on the Côte d’Azur

Source: Wikipedia

Cap 3000, the mall/commercial center situated in St. Laurent du Var, has recently opened a new 3,000 square meter area called “St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.” Among the eleven new stores, is the American iconic coffee house “”Starbucks” (video link)  – the first one on the French Riviera. Reportedly, there is a list for the 39 Starbucks located in France.

From Nice, take Bus #52 (bus schedule link), which stops directly in front of Cap 3000 (around 20 minutes one way).

“From Starbucks’ founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening a new store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. The first store outside the United States or Canada opened in the mid-1990s, and overseas stores now constitute almost one third of Starbucks’ stores. The company planned to open a net of 900 new stores outside of the United States in 2009, but has announced 300 store closures in the United States since 2008.

Starbucks is known internationally by the following names:

Arabic-speaking countries: ستاربكس (transliteration: Stārbks)
Bulgaria: Старбъкс (transliteration: Starbâks)
China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan: 星巴克 Pinyin: xīngbākè (星 xīng means “star”, while 巴克 is a transliteration of “-bucks”)
Israel: Hebrew: סטארבקס‎ (transliteration: sṭārbaqs)
Japan: スターバックス (transliteration: sutābakkusu)
Russia: Старбакс (transliteration: Starbaks)
South Korea: 스타벅스 (transliteration: seutabeokseu), but the Korean translation 별다방 (star-teahouse) is also used in slang
Quebec, Canada: Café Starbucks Coffee
Thailand: สตาร์บัคส์ pronounced [sàtāːbák]”

(Source: Wikipedia)


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