Starbucks Breaks Ground in Rochelle!

Starbucks Breaks Ground in Rochelle!

Rochelle City Officials are thrilled to break ground on Starbucks, the newest coffee shop in the Hub City. The project is located on Highway 251 North, next to Walgreens and will feature a 2,000 sq. ft. store with indoor and outdoor seating and a drive-thru. Starbucks is slated for a Spring 2022 opening.

“I couldn’t be happier that Starbucks executives see the opportunity that exists in Rochelle,” said Mayor John Bearrows. “As a national chain with its brand recognition, Starbucks could be a development that spurs even more growth.”

City of Rochelle Staff regularly reaches out to national corporations that could fit the demographics in Rochelle. have been working with Location Finders International, a suburban Chicago commercial real estate firm, in early 2021. Excitement began brewing in the community as residents heard rumors of the development.

“We look forward to adding another much-desired business and community partner to our Route 251 corridor,” said City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh. “The REC Center, Starbucks and future Hickory Grove re-development are three projects in this area that add to the qualify of life in our community.”


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