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Starbucks to build along Maple Ave. near interstate

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.

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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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Construction is already underway on the 7-Eleven immediately next to former location of Captain D’s, which will become the future location of Starbucks Coffee. In the background (far left) clearing and grading work has already begun on the future Dunkin’ Donuts that will be nearby.

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.

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