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Starbucks in yosemite 1.5.18

Starbucks in yosemite  1.5.18

Yosemite is making some people jittery.

BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ

brodriguez@fresnobee.com

ANUARY 04, 2018 05:20 PM

UPDATED 3 HOURS 1 MINUTES AGO

Fairly soon you will be able to enjoy viewing the majesty of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park while also sipping on your favorite Starbucks drink. But not everyone thinks it’s a good idea.

The park’s concessionaire, Yosemite Hospitality, a division of Aramark, is working with Starbucks to sell its brew in the Food Court at the Yosemite Valley Lodge.

Lisa Cesaro, marketing manager of Yosemite Hospitality, said the addition of Starbucks is part of Aramark’s renovation project of the food court that will be renamed Basecamp Eatery. The new space is expected to open this spring and will offer sandwiches, salads, soups and specialty coffee drinks.

“We are trying to enhance the visitor experience,” she said. “And this is just one of the many improvements we will be making in the coming years.”