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May 17, 2015



Go to Off The Grid, buy dinner, walk down to Starbucks, get table and beer, consume. Sounds like a plan!


This info. was also in the Chronicle this weekend, but it appeared that the only candidate in Burlingame was the one on Burlingame Avenue.

I haven't decided whether this is going to contribute to a new crop of young alcoholics, but it is a brilliant move by Starbucks to get more mileage ($$$) out of those who have made Starbucks their preferred office, hangout and meeting space (for hours on end).


That's odd. I'm sure the two papers were working off the same press release. Guess we will have to wait to see the applications come through Council.

Bruce Dickinson

Guys, the Starbucks offering alcohol at its stores has been in the works (at the corporate level) for a while now and it looks like Burlingame has now become test-bed central! Bruce Dickinson would not be surprised if it were the Burlingame Ave location, and as Jennifer aptly pointed out, if you think the grazers in Starbucks today are bad, you gotta imagine they'll plop themselves for hours on end if you keep that alcohol flowing.

Coffee and Alcohol, stimulants and depressants in a one-stop-shop? hmmm.. I like it! Anyway, it's a smart idea for Starbucks as this can drive a whole bunch of different food options with the beer/wine and further increase sales. I happen to think the Burlingame location is perfect, as Starbucks also owns la Boulange next door, so if space is problem, both stores can be "merged" into one giant BrewPubWineBar. I hope the wine selection will be up to snuff, as Burlingamers have discriminating palates, just ask yours truly!

pat giorni

Ahhh, another Convenience and Necessity application upon which I always love to make comment at Council meetings.

On this one I'll certainly speak to accepting the application since it will free up all that sidewalk space currently filled by tables and chairs. How will Starbucks guarantee that Tosca-style cappuccino isn't taken outside to enjoy? A brown bag cuppa?

Ahhh, the Police enforcement calls we can look forward to reading in the Daily Journal.

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