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Peet's Coffee Officially Underway

The building has begun for the new coffee chain coming downtown.

Peet's Coffee is officially under construction on Laurel Street in downtown San Carlos.

The coffee chain is in Phase 1 of its building and could be open as soon as this summer. San Carlans will now have a new coffee option alongside Starbucks, Coffee Aroma, Plantation Coffee Roastery, Majestic Coffee and Tea, among others.

San Carlos Patch will keep you up-to-date with the store's progress and opening date as information becomes available.

 

What do ou think about Peet's coming to the city? Let us know in the comments!

Susan Martin Kimmel June 16, 2011 at 09:17 PM
Restaurants seem to be the only business that can afford the rent in downtown San Carlos. Until people start supporting small local business and stop buying on-line ( and not paying tax) we should take what we can get.
Sue Ortiz June 17, 2011 at 03:39 PM
How very sad! We truly do not need another coffee house on Laurel, especially in the congested area where this one will be. The lower end of Laurel needs developing where parking is more plentiful and the small merchants are struggling to survive. Some diversity in the kind of retail we have between San Carlos Avenue and Arroyo would be greatly welcomed!
Jeff McKown July 15, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Totally agree. We have some good businesses toward the lower end of Laurel (Macks BBQ, 1665 Cafe, and a few others), but they need some company down there.
pat bell July 15, 2011 at 05:36 AM
The development agreement for Wheeler Plaza requires them to replace all the present parking plus enough for the condos they build. San Carlos has a law requiring all development to include affordable housing. We just rewrote it a couple of years ago. There are various ins and outs and conditions, but basically every development has to have 15% affordable units. Whether they are for very low income, low income, moderate income, etc. depends on various factors. At the moment I think the pllan is to have some housing over retail along the San Carlos Ave side and maybe redevelopment of another city-owned property into low income senior housing. They have periodic public meetings, but I haven't been to any of them.
pat bell July 15, 2011 at 05:42 AM
@Bob Winters, You may be right about the rest of it, but there will be plenty of parking. I hope they deconstruct the old Foodville building instead of just demolishing it.

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