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Starbucks to open at SM City General Santos!

Rumors have been flying thick and fast for the past few months now about the identities of the tenants of the soon-to-open SM City General Santos, SM Realty Holdings’ biggest mall in Mindanao.

None has been so persistent however than that of the supposed inclusion of the most famous and #1 coffee shop in the world, Starbucks in the list of SM’s locators.

Personally, I have been silent on the matter for sometime now but in reality, I relish the idea and although I have ceased to be much of a coffee drinker myself (I have switched to decaf and green tea), the thought of a Starbucks in GenSan really tickles my fancy.  But I had to be sure and have been doing some sleuthing.

And now, from a reliable source – a Starbucks insider, comes this piece of information-

Yes, Bariles! STARBUCKS is definitely opening at SM City General Santos!

Whoa!  This piece of great news basically brings to the forefront the magnitude of the trust and confidence that investors have on the economy of General Santos City and the whole of Soccsksargen, in general.

With the eventual setting up of its presence in the Home of the Champions, Starbucks will literally open the floodgates to more national players here.

The question however is, is GenSan ready for Starbucks and her premium-priced offerings?

A BIG YES to that, of course!!!

For one thing, GenSan has been priming herself for Starbucks for quite sometime now ever since local and similiarly-premium-priced cafes Coffee Club 101, Cafe Amoree, BluGre, Coffee Dream, Fagioli, Firenzo and MacGregor started changing the generals’ coffee drinking habits.

It’s good food and great service that generals want, that’s for sure. Just hand it over to them and definitely, just like her predecessors, Starbucks will be in for a royale welcome!

So would you agree?  Please tell us what’s brewing in your mind right now and hit the comment box below.  If not, just share this PASABOG to everyone you know.  🙂


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About Avel Manansala

Avel Manansala aka Bariles, is a native of a bustling city down south of Mindanao Island. He is a consultant on Blogging, Social Media, and Marketing . He is co-founder and head of the SoCCSkSarGen Bloggers and manager of Google Business Group (GBG)- General Santos. You may add him to your circles on G+ - If you need more info on any of these fields, please leave him a message.

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  1. […] which will be opening an outlet at SM City General Santos as we have announced earlier (read STORY HERE), has started recruiting applicants to fill up its manpower requirements in time for the […]

  2. zaza says:

    kuya wen po ang walk in hiring nang starbucks? dream ko po kasi mka trabaho sa no.1 world best coffee STARBUCKS….

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