Downtown Sofia Welcomes Second Starbucks Coffee Shop

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Downtown Sofia Welcomes Second Starbucks Coffee Shop: Downtown Sofia Welcomes Second Starbucks Coffee Shop Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. opened Tuesday a second Starbucks coffee shop in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, located on the corner of the "Vasil Levski" Blvd and the"Fritjof Nansen" Street. Photo by

Starbucks Coffee International, Inc, an affiliate of the US Coffee giant - the Starbucks Coffee Company, and Marinopoulos SEE BV, through their licensee Marinopoulos Coffee, opened Tuesday a second Starbucks coffee shop in the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Similarly to the first Starbucks shop, the second one is also located in a key downtown spot - on the corner of "Vasil Levski" Blvd and "Fritjof Nansen" Street, right in front of the National Palace of Culture.

During the official opening ceremony, Starbucks made a donation to the SOS Youth Homes in Sofia, which are part of the SOS Children Villages Bulgaria - a program providing foster care, individual long term family based care to orphan children and support to children at risk and their families.

The donation is part of a long-term partnership between Starbucks and the SOS program, which began with the opening of the first Starbucks coffee shop in Sofia (on 62,"General Gurko" Blvd) in November of 2008. During the Christmas Holiday, a percentage of all Starbucks sales was slated to support the cause.

Starbucks is going to implement different programs with 33 disadvantaged youngsters, aged 14 to 18, from the Sofia Homes, including providing training and job opportunities at the coffee shops.

In addition to their coffee beverage line, Starbucks in Sofia will also offer free seminars on coffee preparations and coffee tastings.

The Greek group Marinopoulos has already introduced the French hypermarket chain Carrefour to the Bulgarian market.

The group recently opened nine Starbucks coffeehouses in Cyprus and four in Romania through a joint venture with the global coffeehouse giant.

Starbucks successful five-year partnership with Athens-based Marinopoulos Group now spans six markets including Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Switzerland, Austria and Bulgaria.
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qwerty - 4 Feb 2009 // 22:23:02

chyauh, thats a good sign of civilization for you:)

xNELLIEx - 4 Feb 2009 // 02:09:06


I love Starbucks coffee, especially the cappuccino. Yum!

resipsaloquitur - 4 Feb 2009 // 02:02:28

YAE...........................Starbucks realy wants BUCKS big as STARS for their



And everywhere this ugly GREEN maremaid!

She is supposed to be BLUE as she lives in the OCEAN and not in the jungle!

Kolegialen - 3 Feb 2009 // 22:48:12

Well there you go Contra Costa times!

That means that Americans shouldn't come to BG because we already have Starbucks!
Go find some place that's truly "forgotten" and has no Starbucks's....

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