Starbucks at Springfield's Monarch Place opens next week; will donate proceeds toward Forest Park zoo African cat exhibit

The coffee chain will have an outdoor patio on Main Street.

SPRINGFIELD -- The new Starbucks in Monarch Place opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, building owner Paul Picknelly said Thursday.

Workers were training this week in the new downtown store at the corner of  Main Street and Boland Way.

The coffee shop will donate all proceeds from its first week of business to The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center. The money will go toward a new...

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