Army & Air Force Exchange Service unveils upgraded Fort Richardson Starbucks

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service celebrated the grand reopening of its Starbucks retail licensed location at Fort Richardson on Sept. 28.

673d Mission Support Group Commander Col. Jason Delamater, Force Support Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Jennifer Mack, Communications Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Nathan Zahn, Contracting Squadron Commander Lt. Col. John Hobart and Security Forces Squadron Commander Maj. Gilbert Wyche joined Exchange officials to cut the ribbon on the store.

“We’re excited to serve the JBER community with the latest and greatest Starbucks amenities and touches that we know our customers will appreciate,” said JBER Exchange General Manager Charlyne Morganfield.

The store’s updates include new counters, equipment, furniture, fixtures and equipment, including a nitrogen bar for the newly available Nitro Cold Brew beverages. The store, which was previously only open on weekends, will also now be open seven days a week.

In keeping with installation guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19, Starbucks will be open at 35 percent seating capacity. Guests will be required to maintain 6 feet of distance between one another while in the store.

The Fort Richardson Starbucks is in Bldg. 2, next to the Exchange Reel Time theater. The store is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 907-428-1173.