Starbucks with Drive-Thru Planned for Clayton Rd. & Treat Blvd. in Concord

August 21, 2014 · 120 comments

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The empty lot at the corner of Treat Blvd. & Clayton Rd. in Concord might soon be full, thanks to Starbucks.

Starbucks wants to build a 2,000 food drive-thru coffee shop on the corner of the busy intersection.

The lot, which used to house a Shell gas station, has been empty for several years.

This is in the very early stages of planning, and the City of Concord still has to approved the proposed project in order for it to move forward.

If approved, the Starbucks near Clayton & Glazier would close.

We’ll keep you updated on any further developments.

1 Justin August 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Sounds good to me. Less empty lots and more coffee!

2 Bubbles August 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Oh GOOD more Starbucks just what we all need!!!

3 Anon August 21, 2014 at 8:08 AM

But that’s where the bums hang out…

4 Buster August 21, 2014 at 8:16 AM

“If approved, the Starbucks near Clayton & Glazier would close.” I was told it may close. Looking forward to the drive-thru helping those people that are disabled but able to drive.

5 kax August 21, 2014 at 8:17 AM

oh, good….we NEED ANOTHER STARBUCKS…….

6 Enfield303 August 21, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Can they pick a busier intersection? what a nightmare getting in and out of there.

7 I like coffee August 21, 2014 at 8:26 AM

With the usual permit process in Concord we should be enjoying a cup of Jo by 2020. This is great news.

8 mutts August 21, 2014 at 8:33 AM

What a joke. There is one across the street in Safeway and a couple blocks on Clayton. I like the empty lot, better than cement. This intersection is too busy, it’ll cause more traffic jams. People, if you want this overpriced coffee, get out of your car to go inside, it won’t kill you.

9 Shiloh August 21, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Oh, the complaints! A drive-thru Starbucks on Clayton Rd would be nice, as would one on Ygnacio, which I assume they have designed into the new Safeway shopping center. It’s too bad the one at Glazier will close, but maybe it can be turned back into a Winchell’s Donuts ;)

10 NNNNimby August 21, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Not if Dorothy Englund has anything to say about it!

11 Tom August 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM

We don’t live in Concord, but I agree with Enfield303. That intersection is pretty busy. If we lived in Concord, I’d take Concord Blvd. and cut over to Clayton Rd. only when necessary.

12 anon August 21, 2014 at 8:38 AM

I think that’s a bad idea just because it will cause more traffic problems and more accidents. How many Starbucks does this city need? Are people too lazy to make their own coffee in the morning?

13 Antler August 21, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Excellent! That lot has been vacant for decades, though, not years! I wish it were a Peet’s coffee, in which case I would patronize it…. but at least it will no longer be a display dump for political candidates’ signs now!

14 concordkiwi August 21, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I hope the planning of the drive through is better thought out than the one at Landana.On a busy morning that one gets backed up and nobody can get in to the shopping center from Concord Ave.

15 Lulu1949 August 21, 2014 at 8:56 AM

2,000 food ?!?!?!

16 Marianne August 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I enjoy my cup of coffee just like anyone else, but isn’t there a Starbucks right across the street?

17 Silva August 21, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Oh goody. I can hardly wait. :( Another Starbucks. And I’m with Enfield303 #6. It sounds like a MESS.

18 Sunnymoon August 21, 2014 at 9:23 AM

Good. Plan it. Build it. Empty lots and empty stores are just not good.

19 I want competition August 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Peet’s coffee would be so much better….

20 Poor Planning August 21, 2014 at 9:41 AM

Not a thoughtful decision. That area just looks like crap.

Use to be a shell gas station.

21 Russ August 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Will they still allow the Little Ceasar’s employee to stand out there in 108 degree heat and hold her sign up?

22 foonman August 21, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Agree with others that it is a very busy corner, however have you ever tried to get into the parking lot at the one near glazier? Almost impossible at times. Love my Starbucks, and hope the parking can be adequate for the traffic. Also nice people at the glazier store………..

23 The Closer August 21, 2014 at 9:44 AM

I agree with some of the others. That intersection is horrible. I almost got hit by not one, but two red light runners as I was leaving the Shell station. I stopped getting gas there for that reason. If Starbucks thinks it will pay off, more luck to them.

24 JET August 21, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Antler – you’re wrong… the lot has not been vacant for ‘decades’. The former Shell station was demolished in the late 90’s….. that would be just over 1 decade ago. Maybe you have it confused with a different location, but I was getting gas there until the late 90’s.

25 Beacon August 21, 2014 at 9:49 AM

No opinion one way or another on Starbucks, but I hope the city can avoid creating a bad traffic situation at the intersection. They are generally terrible at anything having to do with traffic flow. They are worse than terrible. They really suck.

26 Mr. John August 21, 2014 at 9:51 AM

That used to be a gas station – so complaining of the effect on traffic is kind of silly.

They’re effectively just moving the Starbucks, so complaining about ‘another’ Starbucks is also kind of silly.

They’ll still be charging ridiculous prices for decent, but not good, food and coffee… No, you can complain about that all you want. But my wife loves her White Mocha.

27 Concord Mike August 21, 2014 at 9:53 AM

This will be a big improvement. Looking forward to it!

A nice new Starbucks on that corner could be the trigger for other retailers to take a look at the rest of the retail along Treat, which deperately needs improvement.

28 Cuppa joe August 21, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Never understood the appeal of Starbucks. Terrible coffee! Peets is so much better; don’t need to ‘doctor it up’ with tons of flavorings….Cheaper to brew at home, anyway.

29 @Poor Planning August 21, 2014 at 9:58 AM

>> Use to be a shell gas station.

Thanks for repeating that. Thanks for repeating that.

30 Justin August 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

It’s like a NIMBY convention in here.

31 frank August 21, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Not an outside patio, or table and chair, in sight – how typically Concord ghetto.

Maybe the zombies on the planning commission could ask for some outside seating and more landscaping instead of rubber stamping every people-unfriendly project that comes across their oh-so-busy desks?

32 Any business that would go August 21, 2014 at 10:06 AM

on that corner is going to cause traffic.

People need to slow down, watch out for other people on the road and take appropriate actions to avoid problems.

In other words, put down the phone and pay attention to driving.

If ya wanna screw around, screw around, if you wanna drive, drive. NEVER try to do both at the same time.

33 Me August 21, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Starbucks on Glazier? Are you talking about the one in the Safeway? We have that plus the one just down from that near Ace. And we ALREADY have a drive through coffee place in that same shopping center, its just not a Starbucks. They have bigger sizes for the same price so its a better deal anyway. I’d hate to see them lose business. On my way to 680 in the morning I already pass at least 4 Starbucks.

And last, where will I get an overly priced Xmas tree if they do this?

34 AKA August 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM

I don’t care for Starbucks, it’s to expensive and not very good coffee. But I guess it is better then an empty lot.

35 Cat Wrangler August 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Granted, I enjoy my share of Starbucks Carmel Macciatos. But, isn’t this OVERKILL? Do they really have to drive EVERY mom and pop business out of existence in every block of The USA? Caffino has done an admirable job of competing against the Starbucks giant. Now, how does the City of Concord expect them to compete in the same parking lot?

36 Cassius Clayton August 21, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Starbucks is a positive force in the community. They provide health insurance and education benefits to their employees and a place to meet and use the wi-fi. Concord needs more businesses like this.

37 Krystle August 21, 2014 at 10:24 AM

The other one will close though.

38 BagsFlyFree August 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

One less dirt lot to look at everyday.. bravo! While Sbucks isn’t the most creative use of the space, the drive thru locations out here seem to do well.

BFF Out!

39 eh August 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Still waiting for a decent coffee shop to open in The Willows Center :/

40 coffeed out August 21, 2014 at 10:32 AM

There’s a Starbucks in Safeway, one a block east. There is also a Caffino drive through right behind proposed lot. That intersection sucks already during commute…blah!

41 Concord Mike August 21, 2014 at 10:40 AM

I think the footprint as illustrated is a good one.

Entrance/ exits on both Treat and Clayton may actually ease traffic a bit for those making a right turn from Clayton to Treat during the evening commute.

Some will shortcut through the parking lot which will help reduce wait times.

42 StoneyGRL August 21, 2014 at 10:42 AM

LMAO @ # 21 Russ … HAHAHAH !!!

and I say YES please !!! If they built it I will come !! (probably ever day on my way to work HOLLA’) !!!!!!!!!!!!!

43 Mr. Pink August 21, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Not that we need another Starbucks, but anything is better than that empty lot.

44 K August 21, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Where’s the Christmas Tree lot supposed to go??

45 Anon August 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

For all of you saying ‘oh great another Starbucks’ you know there is one already across the street. Have you derps realized that that one will close after this new one is built?

Good luck trying to get back on Clayton heading westbound. Maybe the drive thru Starbucks on Concord will suit those customers better.

46 Concord resident August 21, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Hey look!! A puppy!!

47 iluvfriedchicken August 21, 2014 at 10:56 AM

There’s a starbucks like 100 feet down the road from that intersection. If they close that one to open this one, that’s reasonable. But having two starbucks so close is a joke. I do like the drive through option. People seem to worry about the traffic. I think it would be alright. There’s not a lot going on at that intersection anyway. Now how close is the Popeye’s to its grand opening??? I can’t wait:)

48 I'm For It August 21, 2014 at 11:06 AM

It will be an upgrade to the city, it’s better than an empty lot, it will provide jobs and create tax revenue for Concord. And I’m not even a coffee drinker!

49 Chester E. Kitty August 21, 2014 at 11:08 AM

I’d rather see a Peets there!

50 Dorothy August 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Starbucks takes over the world, are we safer that way or just get more traffic tie ups?

51 Thatguy August 21, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Well it could have been another 7/11, Arco, Circle K, or Popeye’s Chicken. At least the Starbucks branding is a little better than the typical businesses brought into the horribly zoned city.

52 rage ricin August 21, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The intersection needs an In ‘N Out!

53 Sick of Starbucks!! August 21, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Horrible decision! There are already two Starbucks close by. They’re taking over! Let’s either leave it empty or put a mom&pop diner there.

54 Cat Wrangler August 21, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Hmmm. Another failed merchant site goes to a chain that pays $10/hour plus shared tips and minimal benefits. Love this new economy that we are so proudly gifting to our grandchildren. Wow! Imagine, USA GNP is brewed coffee!

55 Gargoyle Socks August 21, 2014 at 11:47 AM

We need another Starbucks in Concord like we need another Mexican restaurant in Concord. Let’s get creative, Concord planners!!

56 Cowellian August 21, 2014 at 11:48 AM

At least they’re closing the nearest store to their new one. In Boston, we saw one Dunkin Donuts across the street from another one. That is true market saturation.

The biggest traffic problem that I can remember from the Shell station was people needing to make U-turns to get into, or leaving, the station.

57 Anonymous August 21, 2014 at 12:02 PM

That’s not a real puppy….

58 Will the market support August 21, 2014 at 12:25 PM

a Starbucks on that corner? Probably, most franchises won’t go through the tough and often odd Concord permit processes without solid demographic studies.

Starbucks is a money making machine for its owners. No one is forced to go there for coffee, no one is forced to work there.

At least for now, there still is freedom of choice.

59 @ Concord resident August 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Thanks for the chuckle.

60 just a suggestion August 21, 2014 at 12:41 PM

If the lot is going to be developed, maybe they can take the time to make a few improvements.

-add a turn lane to go right onto Treat from Clayton

-remove the separation with Treat Plaza and then widen the existing driveway that goes into the Fast and Easy/Togo’s building.

-the existing trees aren’t shown on the plan, but I hope its possible to incorporate them into the landscaping.

61 @56 August 21, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Also the Shell station was the short cut from Clayton Rd thru the station to Treat Blvd. Good buy to those big old trees?

62 cecil sharts August 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I have a feeling that there used to be something at that corner… before the bums. A gas station maybe?

63 Cowellian August 21, 2014 at 1:15 PM

@61,
Aren’t most of those big trees eucalyptus trees? If so, they’re like oversize weeds. Those trees didn’t seem to cause any problems for Shell. I’d be interested in finding out what type of landscaping Starbucks intends on using.

64 Silva August 21, 2014 at 1:21 PM

I’d actually stop in there now & then if it were a Peet’s. If I want terrible coffee I can make it myself. ;p

65 funny man August 21, 2014 at 1:30 PM

gay 90s, the double aughts, and the 20teens… it was INDEED 3 decades ago

66 If they close the one a couple blocks away, okay August 21, 2014 at 1:45 PM

I don’t drink coffee, so I don’t care except for how it affects traffic. The one on Clayton Rd. a few blocks away slows down traffic on Clayton Rd. because cars turning into that driveway slow almost to a stop to make a tight turn first one way, then another, while waiting for other cars in the parking lot to move.

I try to remember to get in the left lane when passing it so I won’t be blocked.

At the corner of Treat & Clayton, my concern would be the left turn lane backing up. It already backs up a little, which usually doesn’t bother me because I know that 1st I have to get in the left lane to pass the Starbucks, then quickly switch to the middle lane to avoid the left turn backup, while avoiding getting stuck behind a stopping bus in the right lane.

I would think that possibly the traffic turning into Starbucks from Treat would slow down, possibly slowing down those turning left from Clayton onto Treat, and possibly backing up traffic on Clayton Rd.

As long as that doesn’t happen, and traffic doesn’t get blocked, I don’t care.

67 Tara Firma August 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

Starbucks! Starbucks! Starbucks! I am a starbucks fanatic!! This is a good thing!! When it’s cold and/or raining, I don’t like to get out of my car so a drive thru is great. Earl Grey Tea Latte here I come!!

68 anonanonagain August 21, 2014 at 1:51 PM

What about all those beautiful redwood trees?? I suppose those will be chopped down to make way for another overly sugared and syrupy coffee chain to come into town. I’d much rather have a Peet’s drive thru……

69 dj August 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

they should make it an olive garden

70 Mark August 21, 2014 at 2:02 PM

OH HECK NO!!!!

We don’t need all the extra traffic here in Claycord!
Where are the tweeker bums going to hang out in the morning?
This is going to attract a BAD Yuppie Crowd wanting their coffee Latte to go!
I bet it’s going to have free WiFi and all that broadband pollution will be bombarding our cars as we drive by giving us who knows what side effects.

We are running out of empty lots here in claycord! Where the heck am I going to get my Christmas tree?

71 skyscraper August 21, 2014 at 2:09 PM

What about a drive thru……Olive Garden!

72 Cat Wrangler August 21, 2014 at 2:33 PM

What Concord needs is a drive-through gym.

73 Fumunda August 21, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Damn,
Where’s Craig gonna sell his trees

74 What Claycord need is... August 21, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Casinos and brothels, we could the new Vegas.

75 Wendy Crosetti August 21, 2014 at 3:34 PM

If they have to put in a Starbucks, I wish it would not be a drive-thru!
We need the foot traffic in that area. Look at all the business’s that have closed in that area.
There should be lots of outside seating along with an inviting inside sitting area. It could attract shoppers to the area.

76 J. August 21, 2014 at 3:36 PM

@Cowellian
In the Boston area, Dunkin Donuts are used as traffic navigators: Go down to the first Dunkin Donuts, turn right, go four Dunkin Donuts, turn left, pass two more Dunkin Donuts, then your destination is caddy corner to the next Dunkin Donuts.

77 RunDogRun August 21, 2014 at 3:41 PM

If it’s anything like their
other services, the drive thru
is going to be clogged up with
people using their free wifi.

78 Marianne August 21, 2014 at 3:52 PM

@Cat Wrangler 72
I’ll buy in on that, a drive-thru gym. Where folks pay the membership fees and just drive through the drive through; I’ll have windows so they can see the few people working out in there; while keeping my equipment almost brand new. Can you say profit killing!

79 Concord Mike August 21, 2014 at 3:59 PM

@anonanonagain,

The trees on that lot are not redwoods, they include a couple of needle-dropping unremarkable pine trees and a eucalyptus “weed” tree. Don’t worry, they will plant some nice landscaping to replace what is there.

I agree with Antler and other posters …. So glad to see that eyesore lot developed!

80 @funny man August 21, 2014 at 4:04 PM

It wasn’t an empty lot in the ’90s. The Shell station was there until at least 2000.

81 ClaytonRdResident August 21, 2014 at 4:35 PM

@Cowellian; I would rather have a Dunkin that another Starbucks.

82 Buster August 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM

The right lane on Clayton next to new Starbucks will be turned into a right turn only lane.

83 funny man August 21, 2014 at 4:48 PM

and too complete the traffic nightmare the commision should approve a upgrade for the safeway kitty corrner to this lot…
safeway gas!

84 M August 21, 2014 at 4:58 PM

OMG! Yes! I have a rambunctious 2 year old, so taking him inside to wait in line is torture for all involved. He loves their cheese Danish and I need caffeine in order to be a better parent lol. This drive-thru location would be much closer to my house.

85 waverunner August 21, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Guarantee that this site will be as bad as the Dana Plaza site in regard to in/out traffic. Anyone who lives and drives in this area can foresee issues with an already busy intersection.

It’s incredible that people haven’t comprehended that the Starbucks down the street at Glacier, across from Burger King, will close if this new proposal is approved. Yes, there is also a Starbucks in the Safeway at Clayton/Denkinger.

READ AND COMPREHEND PEOPLE!!!!!

86 Julio August 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Sick of those damn places.

87 City Girl August 21, 2014 at 5:59 PM

HELL NO!!!!!!! It would be just like the one on Concord Blvd and Landana. That one was incredibly poorly planned. The back up down Concord Blvd just to enter the parking lot causes a traffic nightmare. I have had several near-accidents when pulling into the parking lot to go to the gym and suddenly having to slam on my brakes when I realize the traffic is at a dead stop immediately upon pulling in. This one would cause the same traffic nightmare on both Clayton and Treat, one of the busiest intersections in Concord. Say no!!

88 Wilsonnnnnn! August 21, 2014 at 6:22 PM

No, No, No No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No, No No! I take Denkinger/Treat to work. I would be livid if I had to deal with the morning coffee rush on a 2-lane street! Hell if they wan’t to make the exit dump into the parking lot on the other side I wouldn’t mind. However that’s literally one of the busiest intersections on Clayton Rd! There’s going to be idiots messing everything up, I just know it. Looks good on paper, not good in life. I can only imagine it being twice as bad as the drive-thru Starbucks in Dana Plaza. But whatever, our opinions really don’t matter, so I’ll put up with it…

89 Pharmy Fashion August 21, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Peets!Peets!Peets!Peets!……..Real coffee

90 Taylor August 21, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Oh My Freakn God!!! You have got to be kidding me. I live at the end of Treat blvd on Demkinger rd and it’s bad enough drivers think the speed limit on our road is 60 mph even though there is a school on our rd and it’s a two lane street. Theres already traffic on Denkinger rd where I live because of drivers dropping off there children, going to safeway, chevron gas station, cvs, by restauraunts, and a street used to get to 3 other schools near by as well as a main rd to Walnut Creek. Now all I need is more crabby morning drivers causing more traffic and racing to starbucks to het there morning fix!!!! Keep in mind… I have had two pets run over on this street, my car and my neighbors car have both been hit by bad drivers while they were parked infront of our houses on the side of our street. And to top it all off, I have been hit by a pick up truck while crossing my street at night. So please! Please! Please! Put this drive through Starbucks somewhere else!!!!!!!!!!!!!

91 Mieke August 21, 2014 at 6:56 PM

That’s great! All Starbuck’s and Peet’s should be drive thru.

92 JustMe August 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

Looking forward to the new Starbucks. I visit the Clayton & Glazier location all the time (although the one near Kirker Pass is closer to me), but the Clayton & Glazier location makes better frappuccinos and they’re fast. The area around the Clayton & Glazier location has kind of gone downhill in the last few years since the video and auto parts stores closed. That center is depressed and Starbucks is the only recognizable tenant anymore. There’s Ghost Golf and some odd store that sells literally everything. It really doesn’t have a good parking lot. Outside of the two spots up close, you end up having to park away. It’s just not a good location where it is currently. Now if the Kirker Pass location had a drive through I’d be ecstatic. My main quip about the Kirker location, is that they’re slow and very chatty in the morning, when I simply want to grab coffee and go. I was there this morning, and like all my past visits in the last few years, they just want to talk and talk and talk. Maybe it’s the coffee they’re drinking, which up to that point, I haven’t had yet…

93 Silva August 21, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Taylor #90, Please keep your pets indoors, or at least out of the street.

94 Shiloh August 21, 2014 at 7:29 PM

You guys are so dramatic! The Starbucks at Concord and Landana is not a “nightmare”!! Sometimes it’s busy and the line gets long; most of the time it’s just fine. I’ve gone there hundreds of times since it opened and haven’t had one nightmare about it — nor any near accidents. If I was going to the gym, I would drive around the corner and pull in right next to the gym ;) . . especially if I had almost lost my life several times in the same spot ;)

95 I'm excited August 21, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I, too live at end of Treat/Denkinger and that’s a great idea. Love the other drive thru one but it gets crowded with kids in the morning so this will be better. Nobody walking and blocking entrance/exit.

96 yay August 21, 2014 at 8:29 PM

yay! cant wait. dont be so negative people!!

97 furian August 21, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Has anyone mentioned where we can get our overpriced Christmas trees if Starbucks takes over the lot?

98 anon August 21, 2014 at 9:37 PM

Across from Lucky’s on Clayton rd.
btw how much am i saving nowadays for not buying a xmas tree?
free yourself.

99 Matt August 21, 2014 at 9:39 PM

@anon really get a job all you do is inundate Claycord with your worthless opinions….WOW you could be a Millionaire if you spent half the time working….

100 Richard August 21, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Maybe I missed it but where is the butt hole that wants to put a olive garden every time someone has an idea?

101 me myself and i August 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM

I have to say is look what happened with the safeway gas station parking flow and it still sucks after they fixed it. Or the in and out in concord. If you leave it to the city traffic is really going to suck over there.

102 Taylor August 21, 2014 at 11:57 PM

@ Silva # 93 my pets are not the only animals that have been hit by cars on Denkinger road. And by the way people.. Take a look at at the blue prints. Let me remind all of you that unliike Clayton rd, Treat Blvd is only 2 lanes wide where the blue print shows an exit and entrance for cars going to Starbucks. Take a look at Claycord register and see the maps design. Where there are starbucks, there will be crowds. But hey you know who cares about the buisiness of the Treats Cafe and Caffino little coffee shops that just so happen to be by where the new Starbucks may be located. Starbucks supporters make me sick! You need one on every damn corner of a town and a drive thru to go with it so you can wait your lazy buts in line in a car all to spend money on overpriced coffee and food! #Good-riddance #STARBUCKSRATZ :p

103 @Tayor August 22, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Caffino can’t get a drink right on the first try. I once asked for a simple iced tea and they couldn’t do it, really???????

104 Silva August 22, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Taylor, You can’t control the negligence of other people, but you can be a responsable pet owner and keep the animals in your care safe from harm in the streets. It isn’t that hard.

105 JRConcord August 22, 2014 at 7:18 AM

@Richard
Only because you missed it.
This corner needs an Olive Garden!!!!!

**** hole at your service. :-)

106 A Turtle Creek Neightbor August 22, 2014 at 7:36 AM

It doesn’t matter what they put in that vacant lot. Anything is better than that dirt lot. Right now all it is being used for is to hold up election and event signs, the yearly Christmas tree lot, and the local hangout for the homeless. I think building a Starbucks is the best use of an awkward lot. I hope the city doesn’t hose this up. Now can the city do something about the other side of the street? The shopping center owner needs to improve that center. The parking lot is a mess and the buildings are shabby. And what’s with that gas station/smog center mess? Couldn’t they at least maintain the landscape?

107 Cuzzzzzzzzzzz.............. August 22, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Taylor if I were you I would be more worried that you will not have a home once the city eminant domains all proprty on Denkinger so they can makie it 4 lanes all the way thru from Clayton Rd to the new CNWS development.

I agree with the others in saying that anything on that corner is better than a vacant lot with weeds. Lets face it vacant lots with weeds look very East Oakland. Perhaps we need to think of this as the first step in cleaning up Clayton Rd as it is getting very seedy looking.

108 @106 turtle August 22, 2014 at 9:21 AM

Why is it that concord feels the need to cover up every bare patch of dirt?

And can’t they think outside the box?

Weeds are better than a starbucks.

109 Starbux? August 22, 2014 at 9:29 AM

Caffino is gonna drop a turd!

110 Aspirin August 22, 2014 at 9:44 AM

Problem: North traffic on Clayton Road will have to make a left turn onto Treat (and pay hell trying to get back on Clayton Rd) and south traffic on Clayton Road will have easy access but a very difficult time getting back on Clayton Rd. West moving Treat traffic will have it easy but east traffic will have no access at all unless you make a U-turn.

111 Aspirin August 22, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I agree with #106. Can’t the City force commercial property owners to maintain their properties in accordance with City regulations governing appearance, signage, and landscape maintenance?

112 Aspirin August 22, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Thank God it won’t be a In-And-Out-Burger, which would bollix traffic 24/7.

113 I want Peet's instead. August 22, 2014 at 9:59 AM

:)

114 Michelle August 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Starbucks all the way! lol

115 Antler August 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM

As I see it from studying the diagram, t he main bottlenecks will be on the store property itself. Vehicles trying to exit the property back out onto Clayton Road will be stonewalled by Clayton Road vehicles not wanting to let departing Starbuck’s traffic enter in front of them. And once a Starbuck’s customer DOES get onto Clayton Road again, his vehicle is automatically stuck in a Right Turn Only lane; and you just KNOW he will slant himself dangerously across both right lanes if he plans to go on home to the village of Clayton!

So anyway, that is just one on-property back-up there at the Clayton exit, which makes the whole order/pick-up lane come to a halt. Meanwhile, had they drawn the little vehicle outlines throughout, you would notice that there has to be an alternating merge (and maybe an altercation merge, too) where the incoming line of vehicles from Clayton Road meets (and must merge with) the incoming line of vehicles from Treat Blvd..

Ancient Mariner could have planned this better!

116 GMABTS August 22, 2014 at 5:32 PM

I am really tired of looking at the empty lot full of weeds and people’s garbage. When it’s a pumpkin or Christmas tree lot it’s not a whole lot better. However, it will be a traffic nightmare. Traffic on Both Treat and Clayton Blvd. screams through there. When it was a gas station the cars leaving were much fewer than it would be at 7:00 in the morning from a Starbucks.

117 steve August 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM

We need a Starbucks on monument

118 anonymous August 23, 2014 at 12:11 AM

I don’t want to hear anyone complain about gas prices while paying over $30 per gallon for coffee flavored sugar drinks. screw starbucks and their satanic/pagan Goddess logo.

119 SpiritDog August 23, 2014 at 8:02 AM

There’s a Starbucks at Clayton & Glazier? Never knew that and I’ve driven down Clayton millions of times. I still think I like the idea of the new one going in the vacant lot. There seems to be a steady stream or line of cars at the one on Concord Blvd. and Landana in Dana Estates Plaza with no traffic problems. I say go for it!

120 Marissa August 23, 2014 at 8:34 AM

I’m seriously thinking about buying into the Starbucks chain.

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