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Starbucks fans will soon have another drive-thru option in Citrus Heights, adding to the company’s existing drive-thru locations at Sylvan Corners and Greenback Lane. The company also has two other walk-in locations in the Marketplace at Birdcage shopping center.
A Starbucks spokesperson in an email reply to The Sentinel on Wednesday said the new drive-thru will open “this Spring,” although she did not specify an exact date. The location will be at a new building under construction at 7056 Sunrise Blvd., at the intersection of Sungarden Drive.
Signs announcing the new coffee shop have been posted at the construction site for several months. The site was formerly home to a multi-story bank building, which was demolished last year after sitting vacant for an extended period of time.
The new 7,759-square-foot building is planned to have a total of six retail suites, Construction Superintendent Steve Johnston previously told The Sentinel. Roseville-based Wells Construction is working on the project.
As of Tuesday, construction appeared to be nearing completion, with the structure in place and windows recently installed. Paving of a wrap-around drive-thru for the Starbucks had not yet been poured.
The developer, Castro Valley-based Cal Ventures Group, LLC, did not respond to an email request last week asking for an opening date and whether additional tenants have been confirmed.
Development of the site was once the focus of neighborhood opposition, after residents actively opposed plans for a 24-hour gas station to be built at the location in 2018. The project was eventually dropped, and neighborhood leaders later spoke in favor of plans for the Starbucks retail plaza to be built at the site instead.
Several other coffee drive-thru’s have opened in Citrus Heights in recent years. The Human Bean opened nearby at Sunrise Boulevard and Old Auburn Road in 2019, and a Dutch Bros drive-thru opened late last year in the Raley’s shopping plaza near I-80 and Antelope Road.
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