Starbucks at Broadway/Devon receives Alderman & community support
The proposed Starbucks at 6350 N Broadway (southwest corner of Broadway & Devon) has received the support of surrounding residents and Alderman Harry Osterman. More info has become available since we first mentioned the possibility of a Starbucks coming to the former site of the hot dog stand which has sat vacant for years (Neighborhood Developments), including these renderings of the proposed development and the fact that this location would be a new concept Starbucks executed so far only in Portland and Seattle. The concept utilizes recycled box cars for a drive-thru only location which also includes a walk-up window and spacious outdoor patio for warmer months.
Starbucks held meetings with the surrounding residents and neighborhood groups to share their proposal and receive feedback. In addition, last week the 48th Ward office hosted a community meeting including residents within a 1,000 ft. radius of the site and representatives from Alderman O’Connor’s 40th Ward office. Neighbors present at the meeting voted unanimously in support for the project, therefore Alderman Osterman pledged his support for the project stating in his weekly e-newsletter: “They are developing on a small lot (12,500 sf. total) which has been under-utilized for a long time. They have agreed to eliminate the curb cut on Devon Avenue and will only use the existing entrance and exit on Broadway. I have asked them to work with the community on an Edgewater identifier. The one shown here is only a concept, not the final identifier design.”
A photo of one of the new concept Starbucks built out of recycled box cars can be found here: Inhabitat: Starbucks opens new drive thru.