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Starbucks wins city's OK for a stand-alone kiosk in Rose Pavilion

Coffee shop will serve only drive-up/walk-up customers with no inside seating

Starbucks, which just opened its new Starbucks Evening coffee house on Pleasanton's Main Street, won approval last week for a stand-alone kiosk in the Rosewood Pavilion at the northeast side of town.

The Pleasanton Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve the newest Starbucks bid for a drive-up/walk-up facility in front of the 99 Ranch Market at the eastern edge of the pavilion. It will have no indoor or outdoor seats for customers, who will order their food and beverages either from drive-up or pedestrian walk-up windows.

Rose Pavilion is an 189,000-square-foot triangular-shaped retail center bordered by Santa Rita and Rosewood Drive. Major tenants in addition to 99 Ranch Market are Macy's Furniture, Carpetland and a new CVS Pharmacy, which replaced an older pharmacy building across from 99 Ranch Market that was for the last month a Halloween costume store.

The entrance to the new drive-through lane will be located near the pavilion's eastern property line. That will require closure of a driving lane and the removal of seven parking stalls. The drive-through will include a menu preview board on the east side, an ordering board on the north side, and a pick-up window on the west side of the building. The walk-up window for pedestrians will be on the east side of the building.

To accommodate the Starbucks' customer traffic flow, some diagonal parking stalls in front of Ranch 99 will be changed to 90-degree (straight-in) parking spaces.

The kiosk will incorporate several different materials, including corrugates and flat metal panels and reclaimed Douglas Fir planks. All mechanical equipment will be screened

Starbucks representatives told planners the kiosk will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week with three employees at the facility at all times.

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Posted by Frankie
a resident of Del Prado
on Nov 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm

I'm happy about Starbucks and the new restaurant. We needed upscale and something new downtown. But while i love the outdoor patio dining here and elsewhere, it seems like the sidewalks are getting a little too squeezed between tree wells, utility boxes and the seating barricades. We have to walk single file which seems weird


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Posted by Like
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 9, 2015 at 10:33 am

Agree, but PW missed your 'like' box


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