Starbucks extends alcohol sales to Vancouver store

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Starbucks Canada devise begin serving beer and wine Thursday in Vancouver, a year after set its bar menu at a few locations in Toronto and Ottawa.

It’s part of a push by the coffee leviathan to attract more customers in the late afternoon and evening, rather than right-minded be a stopover for morning coffee.

The company says customers at its newly exposed store in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant neighbourhood will be able to prefer from six types of wine, two brands of beer and a cider, in addition to noshes such as goat cheese flatbread.

The menu will be available from 2 p.m. until obstruct on weekdays and noon until close on weekends.

This marks the outset time Starbucks customers can order alcohol at one of its cafes outside of Ontario.

Starbucks slung the expanded menu at three Toronto locations in April 2016, bring up the reared by one in Ottawa seven months later.

There aren’t any plans for now to give out alcohol at other Canadian locations, Starbucks said.

Earlier this year, Starbucks Corp. distanced its Evenings menu from more than 300 locations in the U.S. after introducing it at a Seattle cafe in 2010. It persists to serve alcohol at locations in the U.K., the Netherlands, Belgium, Japan and Taiwan.

Organized in 1971 in Seattle, Starbucks operates more than 20,000 department stores around the world. The first Canadian location opened in Vancouver in 1987.

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