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Circleville Starbucks May Require Masks for Customers When it Opens


CIRCLEVILLE – Excitement surrounds a new stand alone Starbucks store when it was announce at the beginning of the year, now the corporate headquarters is saying masks will be required.

According to a corporate press release:

“In its continued effort in prioritizing the health and well-being of partners (employees) and customers, Starbucks today announced that beginning on July 15, it will be requiring customers to wear facial coverings while visiting all company-owned café locations in the US.

At select locations where a local government mandate is not in place, customers that may not be wearing a facial covering will have various options to order their Starbucks, including ordering at the drive-thru, curbside pickup through the Starbucks app or placing an order for delivery through Starbucks Delivers.

The company is committed to playing a constructive role in supporting health and government officials as they work to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Growth in Circleville was stagnant two years ago with only a few new openings but, in 2019 we started seeing a significant change in interest towards the area, particularly in the Southern US23 area of Circleville/Pickaway County.

Now construction has moved forward and Starbucks has broken ground on Us-23 near the Wal-mart location. This Starbucks will be a stand alone location with a drive thru.

During Januarys planning and zoning meeting more plans of construction and new business were discussed by companies interested in investing inside Circleville City Limits.

One of those businesses is planning on building on one of the last sections of Progress Park is the first standalone Starbucks in this area. Discussions with the planning and zoning were lengthy on a much needed curb cut on Circle Lane that was not originally going to be allowed. Traffic on Circle lane is expected to incline over the next several years so planning and zoning were not going to allow a left hand turn from Circle lane into the new business. A compromise though may have been found with idea of a right in right out only in the curb cut on Circle lane that would be acceptable to the company.

The address of the location will be 1641 South Court Street, the location will give 35 spaces of parking and offer a drive through option. The plans would give access to customers through South Court Street and a right turn only onto Circle Lane to access US 23. The plans to build are located at the corner of Circle Lane and South Court Street. The new retail building is 2300 sq feet.

According to Buzjourals.com construction will start in April to May with some movement because of the Pandemic situation.

A quote in Bizjournals from Jared Schiff vice president of Schiff Properties says,”This will have a lot of indoor seating as well as a 10-car stack on the drive-through lane, it’s just a great 1.5-acre site which is big for a drive-through restaurant,” Schiff said. “There will be a lot of circulation, we know the store will be busy and planned for that.”