It’s a Grande Day: the New Starbucks in Town

The new Starbucks on Baltimore Boulevard. Photo by Casey Marson.The new Starbucks on Baltimore Boulevard. Photo by Casey Marson.

For those of you who crave coffee on the weekend, walk to the library, and see that Casey’s Corner is closed…fear not.

For those of you who hit Casey’s Corner when they are in fact open, but become sadly disappointed when they don’t redeem your Starbucks gift card…fear not.

For those of you who drive through Westminster, eager to stop at the Starbucks that has been in the same place on Route 140 for the past 10 years, and feel your heart sink when you see that it has closed…please, fear not.

On Oct. 1, the Westminster Starbucks reopened at its new location with several new features. It is now located at 609 Baltimore Blvd, Westminster MD, 21157.

This new location offers a brand new drive-through feature for faster, more efficient on-the-go service. It has a full Starbucks menu, including hot drinks, cold drinks, and a full café with food choices from scones to sandwiches. Now, you can get your Starbucks favorites in Westminster without even getting out of your car.

A barista at the previous and current location, Paula McCauley, says Starbucks “has become an integral part of the Westminster community” and that it fostered a great many relationships and a lot of happiness over the past ten years at its old location.

McCauley highly recommends the Italian Roast coffee if you’re in the mood for something plain, and the Caramel Apple Spice Latte if you want a special fall treat. She also advises coffee lovers to keep an eye out for some seasonal specials that are currently available for a limited time and others that are coming up in the near future.

She says the transition to the new location and drive-through has been very smooth and has increased business, as well as customer satisfaction.

Katie Krishan, a McDaniel class of 2016 self-proclaimed Starbucks enthusiast, says that “the drive-through at the new location is great and very convenient for grabbing a coffee on my way to work every morning.”

She wishes the Starbucks had had a drive-through when she was an undergrad student at McDaniel—she stopped by almost every day before class. She says this new addition is a fantastic improvement and great feature for college students, as well as for everyone else in the community.

Right now, the fall flavors are in full swing: pumpkin and apple are the star flavors. The pumpkin spice latte, chile mocha, and the apple ciders are just some of the classic drinks, and the customer-favorite pumpkin and apple pastries are also available for the autumn season.

Starting Nov. 1, Starbucks will have a Soft Launch, or sneak preview, of some surprise winter holiday flavors. Nov. 11 is when all of the official Starbucks Holiday flavors are available. Some of the latte flavors include caramel brulée, chestnut praline, peppermint mocha, gingerbread, eggnog, and many more. Of course, these flavors will only be available for a limited time for the winter holiday season, much like the fall flavors that will be locked away until next year.

We do not get the full seasonal Starbucks menu at Casey’s Corner, so if you want a complete selection of those flavors, the new Starbucks is the place to go.

So, McDaniel, if you get some Starbucks gift cards over the holidays, the new location in Westminster is ready for your service. Their menu is larger than the storefront on campus and they’re open longer. You won’t even need to get out of your car!

Starbucks Hours:

Monday-Thursday 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday 4:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Saturday 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Telephone: 410-871-1014