Starbucks get final approval — and a “Woo hoo!” from the City Council — for South Claiborne location

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The site plan of the proposed Starbucks store on South Claiborne Avenue. (via City of New Orleans)

The Starbucks proposed for a shopping center on South Claiborne Avenue in Central City got an extremely enthusiastic approval from the New Orleans City Council last week, allowing it to press forward quickly with its construction plans.

The Starbucks will be a separate building within the shopping center that takes up the 2800 block of South Claiborne, but will require the demolition of a small section of the structure to make room for it, plans submitted to the city show.

The project also required specific City Council approval for its drive-through, which was granted quicker than it takes to get a cup of coffee Thursday.

“This is a project I’ve been working on for a long time,” said City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell.

The project received a “woo hoo” within the Council chambers as the motion to approve it passed unanimously.

The Starbucks is planned for the edge of the shopping center at the corner of South Claiborne and Washington avenues, and will be a standalone building. The Sports Action part of the shopping center will be demolished to make room for it. (image via Google maps)

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