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Starbucks opening new store in New Jersey’s capital city

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s capital city is getting its first Starbucks.

The company announced its plans for a store in Trenton on Tuesday. It says the store, due to open late this year, is part of its initiative to invest in at least 15 underserved communities across the nation by next year.

Company officials say their goal is to contribute to the city’s economic development and create job opportunities for local youth. Starbucks also plans to work with local minority-owned businesses to supply products for the store.

Trenton officials have said they’re excited about the store, believing it will help bring more foot traffic to the downtown area.

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