Monday, March 20, 2006

Starbucks Update 3-20-06

4 comments:

puzzled said...

Am I correct, that the ARC approved the design for this Starbucks? I am assuming they were going for a Mediterranean style. However, in my opinion they missed the mark. The building looks like 100 other ones throughout the suburbs, it lacks creativity and style. I don't see how this building compliments the neighborhood other than it's not a vacant lot for people to display their junk cars.

Anonymous said...

It's not finished yet....

Shawn-non-anonymous said...

Yes, the ARC "approved" this design, though with protest. Their primary issues was location; they wanted the building on the sidewalk. Once commissioner, I forget which, didn't want the med style at all, even though a large number of historic commerical spaces in Seminole Heights *are* med style.

Anyhow, if I recall the plans correctly, the white diamons are where supports will be fixed to the building that hold up a solid "awning". This will make the building more appropriate and less like others in the 'burbs.

Also, on the sign issue, the brick wall facing the corner is supposed to be an "old seminole heights" sign and not a huge starbucks sign. I am unsure if it will also say "starbucks" or have a logo too, but it won't be this massive mermaid thing.

Grand opening for the store is April 7th. Magic Johnson will be there as this is one of his inner-city type businesses.

Shawn-non-anonymous said...

Gadzooks but I cannot type today. Apologies for the mess above.