A Starbucks coffee plant has opened in Atlanta, marking the second expansion of the company’s Atlanta-based coffee empire.
The Atlanta company said the new Starbucks Coffee Plant, a 6,200-square-foot plant in downtown Atlanta, will produce coffee and espresso, a type of coffee known as Foxtail Coffee.
The expansion will include an espresso bar, and Starbucks will expand to a new location in the nearby downtown area.
The company’s Starbucks coffee brand is already available at nearly all Starbucks locations in the United States.
In its announcement Tuesday, Starbucks said it expects to employ 10,000 people in the Atlanta area and to create more than 1,000 jobs at the Atlanta plant.
The new Starbucks plant will be located on a vacant site on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Georgia Street.
The site is about a block from the Atlanta Botanical Gardens.
Atlanta is a hub for Starbucks expansion, and it will be one of the first Starbucks locations to open in Atlanta.
The Atlanta plant is expected to be open for the first time in 2019.
The Starbucks coffee company has been expanding in Atlanta in recent years.
In 2017, the company opened a store in the city’s Northside neighborhood, just blocks from the Georgia Tech campus.