First Starbucks opens on Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The newly-remodeled Bashas’ Diné Market in Window Rock is full of nutritious food and Navajo artwork from local artists -- 21 pieces of art to be exact. 

It's also just happens to be the home to the first Starbucks on the Navajo Nation, according to a release.

According to a release, the store, which opened its doors this week, is focused on promoting a "healthier lifestyle on the Navajo Nation." And the first Starbucks is already serving up "customized creations" to coffee- and tea-loving shoppers.

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“Our goal was not only to honor the community through traditional Navajo décor, colors, signage, and local artwork, but deliver a larger selection of healthy, easy-to-identify food options,” Corrine Mitchell, Bashas’ Window Rock store director and member of the Navajo Nation, said.

The store is giving away grocery bags and raffling off baskets of food items through Sunday. Active duty, reserve and retired military members will also received a 10 percent discount.  

Bashas' opened its first Diné Market 35 years ago, according to a release.

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