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Starbucks Drive-Thru Plan Requires Variances

Plans for a drive-thru at the new Starbucks at Solon Village will require a variance. The planning commission will meet on the matter at 7 p.m. tonight.

Plans for a drive-thru at the new Starbucks location in Solon will need a zoning variance.

The Solon Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. tonight at . On their agenda is discussion of Starbucks' plans.

Starbucks will be a tenant in a building currently under construction at Solon Village, formerly known as Solar Center.

The plan is to build a drive-thru and fenced in patio at Starbucks. To do that, Developer Echo Solon needs to City Council approval for a setback variance for the drive-thru lane and a modification to the site plan.

City Council's Safety and Public Properties Committee .

Elliot Ness May 28, 2013 at 08:24 PM
I really think that big tip jar smack in your face on the drive thru counter is a bit much. To me it shouts ...Hey its all about us! We are the artists that push the buttons. Of course Starbucks encourages it as they are not going to pass up an opportunity for someone else to pay their workers. Its getting like Mexico with a tip jar everywhere. Even the garbage collectors that never leave their truck seats expect a gratuity for just showing up! They never touch the garbage. And to all you rich or weak minded that think you should tip everyone for doing their jobs, more power to you. I tipped the starbucks guy today because he made me a non standard latte and gave me (unsolicited) the total left on my starbucks gift card. He added value, and I recognized him. Otherwise I would never tip for coffee.

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