Starbucks Dig Underway

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Starbucks Dig Underway
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Work at the corner of Calle Real and Turnpike finally got underway in earnest recently for the new Starbucks. The applicant is listed as Jay Higgins, Amity Group Commercial.

On another note, the Galleria Building at State and La Cumbre recently closed escrow at $27million. Buyer listed as Target SB LLC.

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a-1576329610 Jan 01, 2019 08:25 AM
Starbucks Dig Underway

It used to be that a drive through restaurant in SB would never fly because of the stringent air quality standards in our county. But I suppose we get fat, dumb and complacent. It's easier to blame corporations than our own lack of involvement.

shorebird Jan 01, 2019 11:59 AM
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This Starbucks is not in Santa Barbara. It’s in noleta.

Flicka Jan 01, 2019 07:18 AM
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SHOREBIRD, Two wrongs don't make a right. So In 'n Out has more cars idling than Starbucks likely will, it's still pollution.

Shasta Guy Dec 31, 2018 05:35 PM
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First they came for the Green Dragon, but I never went there. Then they came for Cafe Sienna, but I never went there. Then they came for Espresso Roma, but I never went there. Then they came for Downtown Peets, but I never went there. Then they came for Coffee Cat, but I never went there. Then they came for....

Frederick Dec 31, 2018 02:49 PM
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Lovely, I'll take a Double Ristretto Venti Half-Soy Nonfat Decaf Organic Chocolate Brownie Iced Vanilla Double-Shot Gingerbread Frappuccino Extra Hot With Foam Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended, One Sweet'N Low and One Nutrasweet, and Ice please.

PitMix Dec 31, 2018 01:10 PM
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But won't all of the Starbuckers be driving electric vehicles? No idling at all! Can't wait for the all electric self-driving cars are available, then I can put in an expresso machine and make my own brew.

REX OF SB Dec 31, 2018 01:01 PM
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There are only three Starbucks on State Street in the seven blocks between Haley and Victoria Streets. This is really unfair to downtowners who don't want to have to walk a block or two for their Starbucks fix. (The two Starbucks on gh at us about.W. Carrillo just off State Street don't count.) Suggest to corporate management that next time they may want to look at how to build up the Starbucks presence downtown, if for no other reason than it gives Europeans and other foreign visitors something to laugh at us about.

tagdes Jan 01, 2019 11:53 AM
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Seven blocks would be from Cota which is actually where the lower one is.

a-1576329610 Dec 31, 2018 10:46 AM
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The place is going to be packed each and every day. Of all the companies to complain about, Starbucks is one of the most environmentally friendly companies around, and stands head and shoulders in terms of quality and service among their competitors. If we are a progressive town, we should welcome this company at this location with open arms.

a-1576329610 Dec 31, 2018 08:02 AM
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Another corporate sugar and caffeine injection facility being built conveniently next to a high school.

a-1576329610 Jan 01, 2019 09:51 AM
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You know there has been a local coffee shop across the street from San Marcos High for years, right? And right next door to a supermarket with a bakery dept totally dedicated to their younger customers.

tagdes Dec 31, 2018 12:07 PM
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So I guess the high income kids will all be at Rusty's...the only one with single slices...dining on good ole pepperoni pizza and non diet 139 cal Coke.

a-1576329610 Dec 31, 2018 08:27 AM
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In our neck of the woods we daily see kids walking from Old Town Goleta to Goleta Valley Junior High School. There are always a dozen or so kids that stop halfway to buy a frappuccino or the like at the Fairview Starbucks. Low income kids buying 700 cal drinks on a near-daily basis? Yikes. Yep, this new Starbucks is a guaranteed draw for the kids at San Marcos High School.

oceandrew Dec 30, 2018 04:48 PM
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Hopefully it won't take business away from the Goleta Coffee Shop or the Java Hut. Local mom-n-pop shops are going the way of the dodo bird.

a-1576329610 Dec 30, 2018 04:35 PM
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Starbucks is the best coffee place, ever.

Flicka Dec 30, 2018 02:59 PM
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Allowing a drive-thru is not good, idling cars are major polluters. What's wrong with "another Starbucks"? There must be so many because they are doing a lot of business.

shorebird Dec 30, 2018 06:02 PM
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Flicks, In&Out has 20 cars idling at meal times and sometimes not meal times too. I doubt that the Starbucks lots will have room for that many cars.

Cadillackid Dec 30, 2018 02:26 PM
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YES!!! Hopefully this one has a drive thru!!!!

Curmudgeon Dec 30, 2018 01:55 PM
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Not 100% sure of Starbucks. Sounds like a Starbucks could be anchor tenant. This from the Planning Commission report of September 2016: "The applicant is requesting a Development Plan to allow the construction of a new four-tenant commercial structure and accompanying site improvements, including a landscape plan and a storm water control plan. The intended tenants include a coffee shop, sandwich shop, ice cream shop, and general office space. The applicant is also requesting a Major Conditional Use Permit to include a drive-through facility with the new commercial building, to serve the anchor tenant (coffee shop).

a-1576329610 Dec 30, 2018 01:05 PM
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Of all the businesses they said would be taking over that corner, I never once thought of another Starbucks! It's the last thing we need is another coffee spot especially Starbucks!

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