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Site draws new Starbucks

From staff reports

Spokane’s 13th Starbucks will open later this summer at the corner of Second and Division, the property developer announced Monday.

The Seattle-based java company will take over half of a new 3,300-square-foot retail space that’s under construction and scheduled to be completed by mid-July.

The other half of the one-story building will be filled by either one or two other retail tenants currently reviewing leases, said Guy Byrd of Byrd Real Estate Group.

Byrd said Starbucks officials saw a location with high traffic and easy customer access. The new store will have a drive-through lane to serve the about 50,000 vehicles that go through the intersection daily, he said.

“They are also looking at the nearby hospital traffic as a base for business,” he added.

Vandervert Construction of Spokane is in charge of the first part of the project. Byrd said Starbucks plans to take over interior construction in mid-June, with a possible opening date three to four weeks later.

The site formerly had housed the office of the Spokane local of the Plumbers and Steamfitters union. Byrd Real Estate Group bought the site last year and demolished the building. There are no plans to sell the property, Byrd said.

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