UPDATE: A Starbucks spokesperson alerts us that the Olive Way construction has begun:
The construction fencing is going up and we’re starting to demo the exterior. Customers are still able to access the store at this point. We don’t have a set date yet when coffee service will switch outside to the van, but will let you know as soon as we do.
Original Post: Neighbor James Knapp alerted us to his photo of an important milestone for the Starbucks Olive Way overhaul: the first liquor license application notice for a regular old green and white-branded Starbucks.
Looks, by the way, like the 14-day public posting period for the application ends on Tuesday. If you have any comments for the Washington Liquor Control Board, you can send them e-mail here firstname.lastname@example.org
And, yes, if you haven’t heard, the Olive Way Gaybucks will reportedly be shutting down late this month for two months of construction to transform the location into a revamped version of the coffee stores with skinny, barista-friendly counters and, for some reason, an indoor/outdoor fireplace. SBUX sez you’ll still be able to get a cup of coffee during the construction from a van parked at the location. But it might not be the best place for a first date until they re-open in the fall.
|Business Name:||STARBUCKS COFFEE|
|Business Location:||1600 E OLIVE WAY, SEATTLE, WA 98102-5613|
|Applicant(s):||COFFEE HOUSE HOLDINGS, INC.; FINK, MICHAEL P; LAUTCH, RICHARD H; MALANGA, MICHAEL; RUBINFELD, ARTHUR|
|Liquor License Type:||BEER/WINE REST – BEER/WINE|
|Application Type:||NEW APPLICATION|