By Eric Rosane / [email protected]
The entrepreneurs of Starbucks Corp. are building a new drive-through and in-store restaurant in an existing building envelope located at the corner of Harrison and Belmont avenues.
The 2,200-square-foot building, located just off the freeway at 1100 Harrison Ave., will accommodate 40 people inside and nine outside, according to planning documents submitted with the City of Centralia.
The new location will include steering wheel control, a service that has been an integral part of cafes since the onset of COVID-19 and is not offered at a current location across the street near the Harrison intersection. -Johnson Road. A spokesperson for Starbucks Corp. was unable to say until the press deadline whether the company planned to move the existing store to the new location.
Documents show that the window at the wheel of the new cafe will be located on the north side of the building, away from traffic along Harrison Avenue.
Other features of the new Starbucks location include indoor and outdoor dining, variable dining tables, seating and restrooms. The store will also use existing public parking spaces to the north and south of the hull, totaling more than two dozen spaces, and landscaping.
The Shell at 1100 Harrison Ave. has already housed other companies, most recently Columbia Bank.