A new Starbucks is coming to James L. Redman Parkway following a site submission for a second location.
Caffeine junkies have a reason to celebrate. Starbucks has submitted a site plan to the Plant City Planning & Zoning Board for a second location in town.
It’s the answer to a withdrawal-fueled dream as the current Starbucks, which was renovated in January, is far from the heart of downtown. Located right across from I-4, the current Starbucks frequently faces long lines and a packed parking lot. A second location ensures locals won’t have to face off with commuters to get a hot cup of joe, especially on Sundays and Mondays when the beloved Krazy Kup coffee house in historic downtown is closed.
The site plan for the 2400 James L. Redman Parkway location was submitted last week and shows plans to develop a 2,500-square foot building on the site of the former Sunshine State Federal Savings & Loan/Center State Bank. It will be in the same plaza as Taco Bell and Beef O’Brady’s right at the corner of the intersection.
Nestled at the corner of James L. Redman Parkway and Alexander Street, the location is planned to have a 624-square foot patio and a pick-up window facing T-Mobile and Hibbett Sports. Parking shouldn’t be an issue as the location is proposed to have more than 30 spots and extensive room for a drive-thru window.
Starbucks has carved an empire in the coffee community since its inception in 1971 in Seattle, Washington. With approximately 30,000 locations globally it is the behemoth of quick-service coffee. In its loyalty program alone the company has more than 16.8 million active members, according to the Starbucks Reports Q2 Fiscal 2019 Results, and you can create more than 87,000 drink combinations based on its extensive menu once you start finagling the core beverages and all of the customizable options and modifiers.
Last year, the Marathon at 2851 Thonotosassa Road submitted site plans to demolish and rebuild the Marathon station, while adding a Dunkin Donuts to the building. The site plan was reviewed and approved in October 2018, but they have yet to move forward on construction. If they end up following through, there will be two Starbucks and two Dunkin Donuts stores available for local coffee enthusiasts.
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