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Starbucks Planning to Open This Summer

The Starbucks will be located on Main Street where Sunrise Bagels is now.

Starbucks hopes to open a North Reading location on Main Street at some point this summer, according to Attorney James Senior, who is representing the landlord of Atlantic Plaza.

The coffee company is planning to open where Sunrise Bagels is located. Senior went before the Community Planning Commission Tuesday night for approval of the site plan review.

"Basically, we are proposing to have the current building, which is the bagel shop, redesigned or remodeled to be a Starbucks," Senior said.

They also plan to expand the current seating area on the Main Street side of the building, and add a drive through window on the other side, Senior told Patch.

They'd like to get started as soon as possible and open sometime this summer, according to Senior.

Although the public hearing was closed Tuesday evening, Senior will meet with the CPC again on April 16 for a conditional approval, according to Community Planning Administrative Assistant Debbie Savarese.

Starbucks will have to give the town a bond that they will not get back until all of the items on the conditional approval are complete, Savarese said.

After the conditional approval is obtained from the CPC, the next step for Starbucks is to get permits from the Building Department.

Joe Veno April 11, 2013 at 01:19 PM
I have no problem with people who like to over pay at Starbucks. If you enjoy bad coffee, go for it.
Tony April 11, 2013 at 01:36 PM
Some Starbucks coffees are great, some are gross. The Newman's Own at Mickey D's is a great deal, can't argue that. I'm sad to see Sunrise go, as I really liked that place. Wish Starbucks would take one of the other vacant spaces in that plaza, or just take over Kitty's. That place is a dump
Batman April 13, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Everyone, Is Joe the person you want on the School Committee making important decisions for your kids? He is completely negative and not really supportive of a single new initiative, including the new schools. 15 years as a selectman and Rt. 28 looks really dumpy. Joe, get on your knees and beg to the Starbucks gods for forgiveness, and thank them for moving into NR.
Joe Veno April 14, 2013 at 10:59 AM
@Batman, At least I am not a coward like you and put my name out there. Win or lose I am proud of my name and willing to let people know how I feel.
Batman April 16, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Joe, Nice attitude, this is not the type of person we need on the school committee. ignorance is bliss, right Joe.

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