A Starbucks where you can actually sit and drink your coffee is becoming a rarity downtown after the pandemic.
So it's not a Starbucks? Unlikely to have 2 Starbucks so close together post-pandemic.Because a little bird whispered in my ear, I had a closer look at the plans....................
The existing Starbucks stays, but it is not being enlarged. The newly created space is not for them.
The BlogTO article is incorrect.
I got your original post - it's not an expansion of the existing Starbucks facing Yorkville Park. But is the new unit another Starbucks (as depicted in the rendering) or another brand entirely?There is a Starbucks there now. It's staying.
The net new space is not to enlarge their unit, it's a new unit.
Based on the Retail-Insider article, which says that Saint Laurent is taking the former Brooks Brothers and J. Crew spaces, that new retail protrusion looks like a new entrance for Saint Laurent
- maybe as good as they can get to having a porte cochere or valet parking stand (but it faces the park)?