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STARBUCKS COFFEE CO. OPENS FIFTH EAST COAST STORE IN D.C.'S DUPONT CIRCLE

 SEATTLE, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. (NASDAQ-NMS: SBUX), the nation's leading specialty coffee roaster/ retailer, plans to jazz up Connecticut Avenue when the company opens its Washington, D.C. flagship store in Dupont Circle on Wednesday, June 9, the company said today.
 D.C.'s Jimmy Joyce Quartet will help celebrate the 1501 Connecticut Ave. NW arrival with live music inside the spacious, glass-walled store, playing from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, June 11, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, June 12. Savory pastries and over 30 varietals and blends of the world's finest arabica coffees will be present for sampling -- coffee lovers are encouraged to attend.
 This new Starbucks location, the East Coast's fifth, offers diverse and lively Dupont Circle a full menu of steaming fresh-brewed coffee and custom espresso drinks prepared by Starbucks' baristas. A special selection of serveware and specialty merchandise will also be featured in the store.
 "Washington has welcomed us with tremendous warmth," stated Starbucks president and chief executive officer, Howard Schultz. "It is with great pride and excitement that we bring to Dupont Circle the unparalleled coffee and customer service for which we are internationally known."
 Starbucks Coffee Co. is the leading specialty coffee roaster/ retailer in North America. For more information about the company or to order by mail, call 800-445-3428, or write: Starbucks Coffee Co., 2203 Airport Way South, Seattle, WA 98134.
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 /CONTACT: Lisa McCrummen or Laura Moix of Starbucks, 206-447-1575/
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