Starbucks to open Ferguson store

April 23, 2015 6:03 PM

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Starbucks recently ended its campaign to promote a discussion about race relations with messages on customers' cups, but is opening a new store in the city that sparked a national debate on the topic.

As the coffee chain seeks to expand into racially diverse areas, CEO Howard Schultz said the company would set up shop in Ferguson, Missouri. He announced the move in remarks on Tuesday, according to Fortune.

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