SEATTLE (AP) _ Magic Johnson's adding a little caffeine to his campaign to revitalize poor neighborhoods by adding businesses.

Starbucks Coffee announced Thursday that the coffee chain is teaming up with the former Los Angeles Lakers star to put stores in inner-city neighborhoods across the country.

The first store will open this spring in Culver City, near Los Angeles, Johnson said. The partnership will target what he called underserved communities with the specialty coffees.

``We have been missing that in our community,'' Johnson said. ``We really want the best. Now we have the opportunity to have the best in our community.''

Johnson formed a corporation _ Johnson Development _ in 1994 to develop businesses in poor neighborhoods. The company also has teamed with Sony Theatres to develop multiplex movie theaters around the United States.