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Business Spotlight

Starbucks Coffee Company
(South & Gridley)

Updated November 19, 2020

Proclamation presented November 24, 2014 to Starbucks Coffee Company.


Every day, Starbucks employees go to work hoping to do two things: share great coffee with their friends and help make the world a little better. It was true when the first Starbucks opened in 1971, and it's just as true today. Back then, the company was a single store in Seattle's historic Pike Place Market. From just a narrow storefront, Starbucks offered some of the world's finest fresh-roasted whole bean coffees. The name Starbucks, inspired by Moby Dick, evoked the romance of the high seas and the seafaring tradition of the early coffee traders.

In 1981, Howard Schultz (Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive officer) first walked into a Starbucks store. From his first cup of Sumatra, Schultz was drawn into Starbucks and joined the company a year later. In 1983, Schultz traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States.

From the beginning, Starbucks set out to be a different kind of company: one that not only celebrated coffee and its rich tradition, but that also brought a feeling of connection. The company's mission is to inspire and nurture the human spirit one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time. Today, with more than 21,000 stores in 65 countries, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. With every cup, it strives to bring its heritage and an exceptional experience to life. Starbucks coffeehouses have become a beacon for coffee lovers everywhere.

The Cerritos South and Gridley Starbucks store opened on January 26, 2002. Store Manager Anthony Hernandez and his team work every day to bring the Starbucks experience to life. "Our goal is to consistently surprise and delight our customers, every day. Cerritos offers a perfect location for Starbucks to connect with the Cerritos community, and build strong relationships with all of our neighbors. Our partners actively seek opportunities to connect with our community on activities to improve the health and happiness of all who call Cerritos home. We value strong business relationships and are proud to call Cerritos home," said Hernandez.

Cerritos Starbucks is located at 11401 South Street. The phone number is (562) 653-0338.

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