Tata Starbucks Private Limited today announced its entry into the rich and dynamic culture Lucknow with two new store openings, bringing the premium Starbucks Experience to more customers across India. The two new stores are located at Phoenix Palassio Mall and Vibhuti Khand in Gomti Nagar. India is one of Starbucks fastest growing markets globally, and with this expansion, Tata Starbucks now has a presence across 12 cities at 189 stores.
“Tata Starbucks is honoured to celebrate our eighth year in India by opening our first stores in Lucknow—a brand new market for us," said Navin Gurnaney, ceo, Tata Starbucks Pvt. Ltd. "We are excited to offer the unparalleled Starbucks experience to customers in Lucknow in a way that is safe, familiar and convenient. I want to thank all our partners (employees) for their commitment and hard work as we celebrate this new milestones in India.”
The new stores were designed with Lucknow’s rich and authentic culture in mind, reflecting the diverse heritage of the city alongside a deep passion for coffee. Honouring the traditions and craftsmanship of Lucknow – Chikankari, an ancient form of embroidery – is used in Phoenix Palassio store designs and feature artwork. The colourful art is inspired by the harvesting methods of Indian farmers and depicts various growing stages of a coffee plant, from flowering to ripening of the coffee cherries.
The design of the Gomti Nagar store is also inspired by the landscapes of India’s coffee growing regions. From the entry to the interiors, undulating wood fins echo the mountainous forms of a coffee farm. The whimsical shapes and art that feature on the wall inside the store are created through a fusion of Chikankari and Zardosi; a dense sewing technique in Lucknow which incorporates ornate gold embellishments. For a more modern approach, colourful beads are used to work in harmony with the overall aesthetics of the store.