If you don't like driving too far to get your morning Starbucks fix, you're in luck.

A new Starbucks location opened in Rockford this morning, at the corner of Forest Hills Road and Riverside Boulevard.

The pictures shared on Facebook by First Midwest Group highlight the beautiful exterior of the new location as well as the obligatory hand holding a cup of coffee shot outside of the store.

The new location is "in front of the former Kmart building" and First Midwest Group says "looking forward to welcoming more retailers to this new development in the coming months."

This is good news for those of us who don't want to drive across town to get a cup of coffee or frappuccino or whatever is your part of your daily routine. Better yet, it appears that the area around the former K-Mart is going to get even more populated with shopping options in the future.

If you're keeping score at home, with the addition of the latest Starbucks opening, that now brings the total in Rockford to six locations including Target.

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