RM Starbucks now open

On a sizzling summer day, what’s better than the frosty jolt you get from a Caramel Cocoa Cluster Frappuccino or an Orange Cream Fizzio handcrafted Soda. Thing is, sometimes the triple-digit temps are so intense that even getting out of your car (and its comfy AC) seems like an insurmountable inconvenience. Well, have I got great news for you! The third Rancho Mirage Starbucks—which just opened at 42500 Bob Hope Drive, in the Rancho Las Palmas Shopping Center at Highway 111 and Bob Hope—isn’t just the first drive-through outlet from the popular brand to hit our fair city. It’s the first drive-through restaurant on 111 in Rancho Mirage, period!

Whether you roll up or walk in, you’ll find all the usual comfort food and drink inside: all manner of tea and coffee concoctions, baked goods, hot breakfasts, Bistro Boxes, whole bean coffee varieties to buy and brew at home, java paraphernalia, and sandwiches, paninis, and salads.

Store manager Julia Slevcove and Starbucks district manager Mariann Stratman have well-trained their fresh new staff so that your every craving may be sated in a prompt and professional manner from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. seven days a week. Plus, the whole gang is just plain old excited to be unveiling this, the company’s latest desert addition.

Before or after you indulge, be sure you check out the other worthy businesses in this work-in-progress retail and dining outpost. There’s retail haven Steinmart, a new CVS Pharmacy, Norma’s Italian Kitchen, and Brandini Toffee’s factory and shop, to name just a few.

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