Starbucks Is Coming To Atmore After All; Construction Set To Begin Next Week

January 13, 2021

Starbucks is coming to Atmore after all.

In January 2020, Wind Creek Atmore announced construction was set to begin in March 2020 on a Starbucks store near their casino. That was put on hold due to COVID-19, but now Wind Creek says construction is set to begin.

“We are very excited to announce that construction will begin next week, and we are on target for a May 2021 opening,” Wind Creek Assistant Property Manager Terri Breckenridge told

The 2,000 square foot stand-alone facility will offer convenient drive through, seated dining and full retail store across the street from the Creek Convenience Store on Poarch Road, adjacent to the Spa at Wind Creek. The destination will occupy a prime location for coffee lovers; the nearest Starbucks along the I-65 corridor are north 113 miles in Prattville and south 47 miles at Springhill Avenue in Mobile.

The project is expected to create 20 or more permanent jobs for local residents in addition to temporary construction jobs.

The Atmore Starbucks location is projected to draw an additional 300 cars and 750 customers daily from I-65 Exit 57.

Pictured: A rendering of the Starbucks planned for Atmore. Image for, click to enlarge.


12 Responses to “Starbucks Is Coming To Atmore After All; Construction Set To Begin Next Week”

  1. Linda West on January 17th, 2021 7:45 pm

    You do know there is a local coffee place already, right?
    I’m glad to see more options. Shop local.

  2. J on January 16th, 2021 7:08 pm

    There’s enough fast food in this part of the country so whoever said whataburger I would have to disagree. The south needs to expand beyond fat fried stuff.

  3. Kathy Byrd on January 16th, 2021 10:23 am

    Would love to see a really good steak house that people can afford! Or a Whataburger
    Would be amazing!!!

  4. Cantonment Neighbor on January 14th, 2021 9:49 pm

    I for one am happy to see this report.
    No business can win over everyone in the community, that is why we want/need options. If you don’t care for their product don’t buy it.
    Like many have said, having a new option is a good thing.
    As for the price of coffee at Starsbucks, it is comparable to to most cafe, breakfast businesses, as long as you are buying coffee, not the crazy fancy stuff.
    A Venti coffee is $2.60. I paid $3.25 for coffee at Another Broken Egg Just last month.
    I welcome new options, and this is some of the many new at that Atmore exit at I-65.

  5. Opinion on January 14th, 2021 4:28 pm

    Even though I’m more of a local coffee shop gal, I’m glad Starbucks is coming to Atmore. I’m not a supporter of Starbucks and what they stand for, but Atmore NEEDS more businesses!!! I love the small town feel but we need options. Our Walmart is pitiful, but I am thankful to have it there. I hope they will build one similar to Brewton or Monroeville Walmart. We also need more food choices. I’m super excited about Jack’s and the Cajun Boil. We need more sit-down options… Crackerbarrel, Longhorns, Logans… something that isn’t so pricey like The Fire at Wind Creek Atmore or Gather. Very good places but you definitely spend a lot while trying to feed a family of 4.

  6. BSizzle on January 14th, 2021 11:22 am

    It’s not going to employ enough to make a dent in the unemployment in Atmore. Starbucks is over priced and the coffee isn’t that great. The problem with chain organizations here in Atmore isn’t the “what” it’s the “who” that manages/works it.

  7. Thomas Paine on January 13th, 2021 8:21 pm

    Starbucks comes to Atmore, bringing jobs (with decent benefits). Residents complain.

    Water is wet.

  8. William Lingo on January 13th, 2021 6:13 pm

    Lord Atmore needs something better than overpriced coffee!

  9. CW on January 13th, 2021 5:23 pm

    I suspect it’ll be mostly people passing through on the interstate going there, not the locals.

  10. J-THE-G on January 13th, 2021 3:02 pm

    It’s about time. We need a lot more businesses coming into Atmore. Always happy to have a new option for a snack or drink. If only it was closer to down town Atmore though.

  11. Retired LEO on January 13th, 2021 3:00 pm

    I’ll never set foot in one of their stores!

  12. Anne on January 13th, 2021 2:31 pm

    Oh, Lawdy Mercy….these things are intruding like Dollar General and kudzu.
    Can’t even get just a plain old cuppa java and a big sugar donut.
    Well, we won’t be going here, and know “they” don’t care.

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