Starbucks Opened a Cotton-Candy Pink Location in Turks and Caicos
Starbucks may be the master of standardization, but still, not all its stores are created equal. Our neighborhood locations have nothing on the new one in Turks and Caicos, whose exterior is not the usual emerald and black but a soft sunset pink.
Announced in October, the new store is located on Grand Turk, the largest of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Starbucks chose its pink exterior color to mirror the local architectural style. Inside, the coffee shop’s color palette is also light and cheerful. One wall features a hand-painted mural of the Starbucks mermaid by Colombian artist Maria Camilia Bernal Toro. According to Starbucks, the mural’s color were inspired by the coral in the ocean surrounding the island.
The location is run by Caribbean Coffee Traders Limited, a consortium run by Margaritaville that holds the exclusive rights to operate Starbucks stores in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands. The cafe, the first Starbucks in Turks and Caicos, is situated on the Grand Turk Cruise Port.
“We are delighted to open our first store in the tropical and exotic island of Turks and Caicos,” said Tim Grever, director of operations for Starbucks Caribbean markets. “We are confident that along with Caribbean Coffee Traders Ltd, we will deliver a unique an exceptional coffee experience for Turks and Caicos Islanders, one that truly showcases our deep passion for some of the best coffees from around the world, while honoring the local culture.”
Other unique Starbucks locations include the 43,000-square-foot roastery in Chicago (its largest location yet), the roastery in a former post office in Milan, and a store made out of shipping containers in Hualien City, Taiwan.