Starbucks debuted inside DiMino Lewiston Tops on Monday. The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for owner Anthony DiMino and his staff.
Director of Membership Chuck Barber said, “We're very excited to be here to celebrate a new addition to Tops, the Starbucks addition, which is a very popular addition and I think will be very well received here. I've heard a lot of the excitement going around, and people walking around with cups. We're very excited to have it. I said my 11-year-old daughter couldn't be more happy.”
Barber was joined by elected leaders from the Town and Village of Lewiston, local business leaders and Chamber of Commerce representatives.
DiMino said, “This is an exciting part of our business. We've added one of the largest corporations in the United States: Starbucks. It will be one of the drivers for our business. With all the other additions we put in the store this year, this is like the cherry on top of the sundae. We couldn't be more excited; and I can't wait till everybody tries a coffee or whatever other things that we sell here.”
In May, DiMino told NFP “It’s similar to Target, which is a full-service Starbucks in their store. We’ll have all the same things if you're going into a drive-in store. We will have their new technology, so you'll be able to get on their app, order the product in your car, drive up to a specific parking area to park, walk in the store and, by the time you walk in the store, your coffee or your product will be available for you instantly – as soon as you walk in the door.”
Earlier this month, DiMino said this addition “will put us as progressive as a store as we could possibly fit in that small box.”
Starbucks hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
DiMino’s Lewiston Tops is located at 906 Center St. Visit https://www.topslewiston.com.