Starbucks Marketplace Coming to CC
A Starbucks Marketplace café is slated to replace the Au Bon Pain store in the atrium of the Clinical Center in February 2017, according to Eurest. It will continue to offer fresh-baked pastries, muffins and cookies, ABP’s signature soups and a full complement of hot and cold beverages. Enhancements include a heated air screen for on-the-go hot meals and healthier snacking, including a variety of natural, organic and gluten-free options. Multiple full-service registers and the addition of self-service kiosks will provide speedy service for appetites in a hurry.
The 3-month project will begin in November, with the Starbucks Marketplace grand opening slated for next February. Together with the team at the Office of Research Services, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, Eurest has created a temporary solution to limit the disruption to guests during construction, which will begin at the end of business on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The temporary services, located directly in front of the current ABP location, will begin on Monday, Nov. 28. With some limitations to its coffee services, the coffee bar will continue to offer a full selection of baked goods, hot morning cereal and soups for lunch, as well as on-the-go entree items and fresh sushi made daily. Customers will also have opportunities to sample new items and take advantage of promotions and contests to win free lunches, gift cards and other treats.
Eurest regional vice president Jeff Robertson and his NIH team are looking forward to the grand opening in February: “We are so excited to be able to introduce this new concept into our service portfolio, as this program will drive great guest participation and satisfaction. We are confident that this move will provide significantly better options to meet the needs of the NIH community.”
For more information, contact John Crawford, director of food services, retail and concession programs, ORS/DATS, at (301) 402-8180.