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Starbucks Plans to Expand Outdoor Seating

The coffee shop will add an additional table and six patio chairs to an expanded patio just north of the existing patio on the west side of the building.

Do you like to sip lattes while taking in the scenes of Santa Monica and Silver Spring?

With a new outdoor seating plan, Starbucks hopes to expand its popular outdoor patio by adding 104 square feet of patio space north of its existing 220-square-foot patio on the west side of the building. 

The coffee shop at 302 E. Silver Spring Dr. received the Plan Commission's permission Tuesday night to create the expanded patio, which would accomodate an additional table, umbrella and six patio chairs. Starbucks' current patio features two tables and 17 chairs.

This is the second modification in recent history for the Whitefish Bay Starbucks store. The coffee shop went through a renovation in late October that expanded the coffee brewing area, and reconfigured the seating area with new bar-style seating, as well as new tables and chairs.

Lu January 16, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Slow news day?
Jeff Rumage January 16, 2013 at 11:51 PM
As a guy who spends a lot of time at WFB coffee shops, I think it's a useful bit of information. If you have ideas for stories, you can email me at jeff.rumage(at)patch.com or write your own articles via our Local Voices platform: http://whitefishbay.patch.com/blog/apply
Angela January 17, 2013 at 01:03 AM
This made my husband and I laugh out loud. While I'm all for more space outdoors (generally and at Starbucks), the headline is quite misleading. An expansion, to me, means quite a bit more than one table! (But thanks for keeping us in the loop!)
Jeff Rumage January 17, 2013 at 03:36 AM
It does seem like a minor change given that it's only one table. For what it's worth, it will be a bit of a change in aesthetics as well, since the evergreens just north of the Santa Monica entrance will be taken down to make way for 100 square feet of paved patio space. They will plant new shrubbery along the perimeter of the new patio as well.

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