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A Starbucks is actually coming to 22nd and South

In the summer of 2014 we first heard about a Starbucks that would be opening in the former L2 Cafe location at 22nd and South. The coffee chain never came to fruition here. Instead there was a pizza and beer spot called Growler’s that was expected in 2015, but also never opened.

The future home of Starbucks

The future home of Starbucks

Now guess who’s back? Construction has begun to bring a Starbucks location to South Street West.

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The business will take over the first floor, and there will be four rental apartments upstairs.

Two years ago when this first emerged as a possibility, we wondered whether Starbucks would change the character of South Street West. We’re still not sure, but we’re inclined to believe that the corridor will continue to evolve slowly and improve incrementally, as it has in recent years.

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5 Responses to A Starbucks is actually coming to 22nd and South

  1. Ian April 13, 2016 at 9:54 am #

    There goes the neighborhood.

    • alex April 13, 2016 at 10:56 am #

      And to think, it could have been the south philly co op

      • Ian April 13, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

        I think we could really use a pharmacy on that corner.

  2. James April 14, 2016 at 11:33 am #

    When Starbucks was proposed in 2014, the yellers among the denizens forced this plan to be scuttled. Growlers was supposed to take its place and never started construction for unknown reasons.

    Now it has been stated that nobody else can come and the denizens are to shut up and accept Starbucks which will not be a problem at all when permitting takes place.

    • Alex April 14, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

      It makes little sense for Starbucks as there is one a few blocks north and east (not that that has ever stopped them before,) and the independent coffee shop scene in that few blocks is so strong with Ultimo, LaVa, Rival Bros, and Good Karma.

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