And this makes … nine and a half?

Months after we first got a tip that Rainier Roaster at Fauntleroy & 35th would be transformed into West Seattle’s first drive-thru Starbucks … it’s finally about to happen. After a reader wrote to tell us that RR has a sign up saying it’s closing as of this Saturday, we checked the city permits … and there it all is, plain as day. Let’s see … Alki, Admiral, Morgan Junction, Westwood Village, three Safeways, Westwood QFC, and the “half” would be WV Barnes & Noble. Don’t we need just a few more?

3 Replies to "And this makes ... nine and a half?"

  • Janelle September 26, 2006 (10:52 am)

    I was wondering when we were going to get our very own drive-thru Starbucks! I know I’ll visit it a lot more than RR… hopefully it doesn’t take away from IN-N-OUT ESPRESSO, they are very friendly and the coffee is pretty good.

  • Keith September 27, 2006 (10:40 am)

    I’ll actually miss RR, their chicken salad sandwich was great. I suppose I could still get a shrink-wrapped sandwich made at some off-site factory for Starbucks… but I won’t.

  • bwilly September 29, 2006 (1:07 pm)

    it’s interesting – out of something like 1000 new Starbucks that were opened last year around the world, the most succeessful (in terms of gross sales), was in Bellevue. Right around the corner from an existing Starbucks. I guess it’s right up there with oxygen on our priority list…

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