Starbucks lovers have a new North Bergen fix


“It’s great to finally have one like we can use,” says North Bergen resident, Julianna Muniz.

As opposed to the store a half a mile away in West New York and another mile away in Edgewater.

“Yet we’re on the other side of the street and what we know about Starbucks is that people don’t cross the street,” says Veronica Park, district manager of Starbucks Coffee Company. “So we hope to capture more customers.”

Even those passing through from a different area.

“I think it’s great, I think it’s great — it’s beautiful in here,” says Basking Ridge resident, Carolyn Delavalle, who was there to support her sister-in-law Liz, the new store manager.

People can just walk over from the buildings.

“Or just drive in and stop in.  I have my Starbucks coffee with me and I think this is really gonna work out well,” says Mayor Nick Sacco, adding that it’s a real asset to the community.

This location is a drive-through and there are not a lot of those in North Jersey.

“However, we continue to be opening more and more of them,” Park says.  “The convenience of it for our customers is really, really wonderful as well as being able to provide an in-store cafe experience.”

Rachel Pharn used to go to the Starbucks near Acme a few blocks away but this one is more convenient and she likes the vibe too.

“I love having another place to be able to go and work if I need to or take a break,” says Pharn, a North Bergen resident.

7301 River Road in North Bergen

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Jillian has a passion for news, giving voice to the voiceless and telling stories that make an impact. A New Jersey native, she spent the past two years as a multimedia journalist/one-man-band at WTAP-TV, the NBC affiliate in Parkersburg, West Virginia, where she covered everything from meth busts to fracking to the homeless to a young man struck by lightening. She was her news director’s “go to health reporter” and also covered many education and political stories. She frequently interviewed the mayors of Parkersburg, Vienna and Williamstown, WV and Belpre and Marietta, Ohio. She interviewed OH Gubernatorial Candidate Ed Fitzgerald and OH Congressional Candidate Jennifer Garrison, as well as WV Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and WV Senator Joe Manchin. Jillian was a regular fixture at the local police, sheriff’s departments, prosecutors’ offices and courthouses. Many looked forward to her ‘Mom of the Month’ series. Her story about two women who lost their children to heroin was widely recognized, along with her much loved piece on the Battle Against Cystic Fibrosis band camp. In her free time, Jillian enjoys yoga; working out, live music, spending time with friends on both coasts and the Mid-Ohio Valley. Follow on Twitter @JillianRis


  1. Edgewater has a sixbucks coffee shop in the Commons, they don’t go to that side of river road and there’s also one less then a mile down on river rd. in wny. to many if you ask me but I don’t pay 6 bucks for a cup of anything.


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