Starbucks to open first shire store in Westfield Miranda

Workers have been busy preparing the Starbucks space previously occupied by Jamaica Blue on the ground floor at the western end.
Workers have been busy preparing the Starbucks space previously occupied by Jamaica Blue on the ground floor at the western end.

Starbucks is opening its first coffee house in Sutherland Shire, in Westfield Miranda.

Workers have been busy preparing the space previously occupied by Jamaica Blue on the ground floor at the western end of the centre.

The Starbucks outlet is due to open in March.

Signs on the hoarding say the company is hiring and invites applications.

However, it appears positions may already have been filled as the Leader was unable to find any available jobs at Miranda on the Starbucks website.

Founded in the US in 1971, the Starbucks brand came to Australia in 2000 through a store in the Sydney CBD.

The network has grown extensively since then, but up until now the nearest outlet to the shire has been Hurstville.

"Starbucks coffee houses offer more than the finest coffee sourced from across the globe," says a blurb on the Westfield Miranda website.

"Friendly people, great music and a comfortable upbeat meeting place create the famous Starbucks Experience.

"The layout and atmosphere of Starbucks stores is specifically designed to be cosy and intimate, while at the same time providing people with their own personal space to use as they wish.

"The combination of armchairs, coffee tables and chairs, bars and stools and community tables means that there is something for everyone.

"Those looking for peace and quiet away from home or the office can relax and linger in comfortable surroundings and escape into a book.

"For those looking for an intimate place to meet friends, you can huddle around a coffee table and chat over a mug of coffee - just as they would in their own home."