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Starbucks opens First Store in India

New Starbucks Store in Mumbai - credit: Starbucks

(Best Syndication News) - Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX), along with Tata Global Beverages Limited, opened their first Starbucks store in Mumbai, India on October 19, 2012. The flagship store is located in the historic Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle, in Mumbai. This 50/50 joint venture will be opening two more Starbucks stores in Mumbai next week; one at Oberoi Mall and another near the Taj Mahal Palace Annexe.

The new stores will have a design and color scheme to match the Indian culture. There will be teakwood furniture, artifacts, and flooring to reflect the locale. The flooring has an artwork pattern that reflects the local culture.

‘Harry Potter: The Exhibition’ returns to New York

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(Best Syndication News) - Tickets are being pre-sold for the upcoming Harry Potter: The Exhibition, which will open on November 3, 2012 at the Discover Times Square in New York City. The exhibit was such a big hit in 2011, according to the show’s organizers; they had to make a return event. They revamped the show to display even more relics from the films, including the items from the final movie.

The exhibit will include hundreds of original props and costumes that were used in the creation of the popular Harry Potter movies. The exhibition will include items that were used in the filming of the final film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows™ - Part 2. The 14,000-square-foot exhibit gives plenty of great insight on how much effort went into the props and costumes for these films.

OnStar Service to be available in Mexico starting in 2013

OnStar is expanding to offer its integrated safety, security and navigation services in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico sometime in 2013, joining the United States, Canada and China as countries where the services will be available. - Credit GM PR

(Best Syndication News) - General Motor’s OnStar service will be available in Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles sold in Mexico starting in 2013. Currently OnStar is available in the United States, Canada, and China.

GM estimates that around 5.5 million subscribers are in the United States since the service was launched in 1996. Two years later, OnStar was launched in Canada, and there are around 428,000 subscribers. In 2009, OnStar was launched in China and there are around 450,000 subscribers there.

Mary Chan, president of Global Connected Consumer, said “OnStar’s expansion into Mexico will make OnStar the preeminent provider of automobile safety and security services in Latin America. This is an important step as we will continue to grow GM’s connected vehicle solutions in other regions of the world in the coming months and years.”

Harley-Davidson kicks off 110th Anniversary celebration with Two Road Trips

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(Best Syndication News) Harley-Davidson is celebrating 110 years in business and they are kicking this anniversary off with two motorcycle tours. On August 4, two motorcycle road trips started; one will explore the Tibetan Plateau of China, and the other will journey across the American West. The road trips are just the start of the Harley Davidson's yearlong celebration of their 110th anniversary.

The first group of riders will travel across the American West. The riders will include GoPro sponsored extreme sports athletes who are pros at riding snowboards, BMX Bikes, skis, and mountain bikes. They will start their journey in Seattle, Washington, and will travel for four days by motorcycle. They will end at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally where hundreds of thousands motorcycle fans will be. The Sturgis event has been held annually for the last 72 years.

Caesars in Las Vegas gains permit to build Largest Observation Wheel in the World

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(Best Syndication News) - Bigger than the London Eye or the Singapore Flyer, the High Roller will appear in Las Vegas in 2013 and will stand 550 feet in the air. Caesar Entertainment Corporation announced that they have gained an Amusement and Transportation System (ATS) permit from Clark County, Nevada, which brings them one-step closer to building the giant observation wheel. The High Roller will be located at the 50-yard line on the Las Vegas Strip and will be the center attraction at the new LINQ project.

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