- Posted September 24, 2013 by
San Diego, California
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BEAUTIFUL NEW STARBUCKS OPENS TODAY!
But this coffee shop is a beauty and it moved into an old Blockbuster Video location that has sat empty for years. So, yes, I guess that is kind of a big deal.
Tonight was the soft opening and I brought along my neighbor to check out the fancy new Starbucks. First, there is a very long drive-thru that wraps around the back of the store. And what is facing behind the store but a bunch of condos with bedroom windows directly behind the drive-thru that opens at 4:30 a.m. daily!
Yikes! Let's hope that these early caffeine-ators stay quiet in their cars while the drinks are ordered and make. Once inside, though, the new Starbucks was roomy and luxurious. No feeling squished and squeezed here. Large paintings and open seating make for a open structure that I prefer to some of the really tight spaces of some Starbucks.
Open beamed ceilings and lots of natural light are nice. A very large shelving unit dedicated to selling snacks, smoothies, salads and sandwiches is nice. I ordered a latte for myself and my neighbor, Kerri and new manager Amy made it perfectly. A nice little outdoor patio looks like a perfect place to enjoy some fresh air.
So happy there is this plush place so close by. I know that a new chain store cutting a ribbon nearby is probably no big deal to some. But for me, I am so thrilled to have this most convenient and beautiful Starbucks drive-thru close by.
- My life