Starbucks Coffee is apparently the latest national chain to have something new percolating near the interstate interchange for Maple Avenue in Burlington.
Last month, representatives of the Seattle-based chain applied for a building permit to construct a shell building for a new Starbucks café at 2555 Maple Avenue – just south of I-85/40.
This application, which is still making its way through the city’s inspections department, was submitted just over two years since a limited liability corporation called Rocky River Ops acquired this parcel, which had been home to a Captain D’s restaurant until the seafood chain raised anchor and pulled out of Burlington.
About four months before the submission of the building permit on April 19, a staff-level technical review committee signed off on the site plan for this proposed coffee house, which is slated to have a footprint of 2,500 square feet as well as a drive-thru. Since then, Burlington’s inspections department has also issued a permit for some infrastructure work at this same location.
In addition to the materials for this new Starbucks location, the city of Burlington has also received plans for a new 7-Eleven convenience store at 2571 Maple Avenue. This property, which is situated next to the proposed site of Starbucks’ café, had previously been home to a Shoney’s eatery.
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Meanwhile, Burlington’s city council signed off on a rezoning request last summer that allows Dunkin’ Donuts to establish a restaurant with a drive-thru at the intersection of Maple Avenue and Hanford Road – cater-corner from the proposed site of 7-Eleven’s convenience store.