Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

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By Chuck Cagara

Drove past the Starbucks, etc. today at Turnpike and Calle Real.  Work now underway on the structure.

In addition to a Starbucks w/drive-thru, the building is expected to house a sandwich shop, ice cream shop, and general office space.

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jak May 06, 2019 12:45 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Curmudgeon, that crowd generally tends to reuse needles until they’re too worn to be much of a hazard. I suspect that the disposal boxes are for diabetic customers who accidentally forgot to specify artificial sweetener for their vente mocha cappuccino with extra syrup and who now need to top up the insulin.

Curmudgeon May 06, 2019 03:27 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

JAK - Would that it were that benign. News stories indicate that "junkies" are the concern, possibly since Starbucks instituted its open door bathroom policy.

Soccer-Fan May 06, 2019 09:41 AM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Great idea. Order ahead and pick-up. Quick for people on the go and the lunch bunch; avoid wasting time in line and struggling for a seat because tables are usually filled with computer people.

PitMix May 07, 2019 08:38 AM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

And in the future, since most of us will be driving electric cars, it won't matter that you are spending hours of your life in a drive-thru line. Win-win!

a-1558329051 May 06, 2019 02:11 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

...and imagine you have a dog in your vehicle, sciatic nerve damage, you are with someone with Alzheimer's, you are still in PJs, have curlers in your hair or no makeup on and just don't want to be seen in public, in a wheelchair, don't want to be around people, waiting for an important phone call, ....I dunno...maybe you just want to get ur GD coffee using the drive through....you know, reasons like that.

shorebird May 06, 2019 12:04 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Flicka: Imagine that you are a parent who just picked up 2 kids from daycare and you want to quickly get an easy dinner on the way home from an 8+ hour work day. Viva la Drive Thru.

greytfull May 06, 2019 08:06 AM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

I hope it's a "new" Starbucks Mercato,. There's one in La Crescenta: larger, has a wall installation of interesting sandwiches, instead of the same old stuff we've seen for years: Za’atar Chicken & Lemon Tahini, Roasted Turkey & Dill Havarti Sandwich, Chicken & Fig Spread Sandwich, Herbed Chicken & Manchego Cheese Sandwich, etc.

REX OF SB May 06, 2019 09:17 AM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Other specially sandwiches include Fried Duck and Nutella, Cilantro Encrusted Tahitis, Ragout of Trout, Erbrechen von Schakalen, Jambon Diabolique, Chicken Tartare, and Citroën. Yum!

CoastWatch May 05, 2019 06:01 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Just think... You can DRIVE a vehicle, TEXT, ORDER a B.S. Coffee drink and get back on the highway and DRIVE< TEXT>and DRINK your non-fat-soy-milk-laden-latte ... Great.

a-1558329051 May 05, 2019 05:00 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

The Santa Maria and Lompoc Mickey D's both have newly retrofitted dual drive-thru lanes. You can now place an order simultaneously with the other lane's driver & then drag race to the legendary "First Window" where you part ways with your money. Whee

Curmudgeon May 05, 2019 04:03 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Speaking of drive-thrus. I heard McDonald's Fairview is constructing a second drive-thru lane parallel to the first. If so, it will solve the problem of cars backing up into Fairview while waiting in line. Listen up, Chick-Fil-A.

a-1558329051 May 05, 2019 06:33 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

There is definitely construction going on in the Fairview McD's parking lot. It takes u all the way around the back parking lot. Which had so many spaces that were never used for decades. Except for the Pop Up Car Wash

a-1558329051 May 05, 2019 04:23 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Source? How on earth would they fit two drive-thru lanes? That doesn't make sense unless they are planning on rebuilding the entire building, too.

a-1558329051 May 05, 2019 01:51 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Now what Starbucks needs to do is to stop producing/marketing those Teavana tea bags which are made of nylon and not compostable.

EastBeach May 05, 2019 01:29 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

We had sharps disposal boxes installed in our office buildings last year. Employees with diabetes appreciated that.

a-1558329051 May 05, 2019 01:07 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

The drive-though is going to be super convenient indeed! I like that it's also going to be mixed-use and not just a Starbucks! If you "hate" Starbucks, maybe this will change your mind: "Starbucks has installed needle-disposal boxes in its locations' bathrooms in at least 25 US markets as the chain works to address workers' safety concerns in recent months. By summer 2019, the coffee giant plans to have installed sharps boxes in bathrooms in all regions where such action was deemed necessary."

shorebird May 06, 2019 11:33 AM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

When I was on a tour in Australia is 2016 every bathroom I went into had a sharps container. Even in the outback. I was impressed. Plus every toilet was a low flow unit.

Curmudgeon May 05, 2019 01:25 PM
Starbucks Calle Real & Turnpike Update

Interesting about the disposal boxes. "I'll have a double frappucino latte with a coke-heroin speedball on the side."

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