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

August 21, 2014 8:00 am · 118 comments


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.

101 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

102 @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???????

103 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.

104 JRConcord August 22, 2014 at 7:18 AM

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

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

105 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?

106 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.

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

Caffino is gonna drop a turd!

108 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.

109 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?

110 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.

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


112 Michelle August 22, 2014 at 11:10 AM

Starbucks all the way! lol

113 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!

114 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.

115 steve August 22, 2014 at 5:48 PM

We need a Starbucks on monument

116 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.

117 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!

118 Marissa August 23, 2014 at 8:34 AM

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

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