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!

pat bell June 16, 2011 at 01:39 PM
Where is it going to be?
Lory Kitamura-Tintor June 16, 2011 at 01:51 PM
It's about time! Can't wait...
Denette Bartoli June 16, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Justin June 16, 2011 at 02:59 PM
Seriously, where will it be? And who bought the building where Bianchinos used to be(I forget the old name?) And what work is going on at the old Blockbuster? Have they finally found a tenant?
Laura Teutschel June 16, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Peet's will be in the old Schneiders building or Blockbuster building for newer residents. ...corner of cherry & laurel...where all the construction is happening. City bought the Foodville building; it will likely be demolished in the creation of Wheeler Plaza. Building needs about a million in retrofitting so makes sense to knock it down.
Tom Ricks June 16, 2011 at 04:48 PM
Two things I am not sure we need more of on Laurel St. 1) another resturant -last count was 68, 2) another coffee place-- however I am a true believer in the free enterprise system and only the strongest will survive!!!! I remember Schriender's - I got my first suit there when I graduated from Central School -8th grade.--a long---long-- time ago. :-) Me.----I like the Mc Donalds coffee for a buck....
Kathy Lea June 16, 2011 at 04:55 PM
Can't wait, however, the parking might be an issue. There is already a problem with the lot behind the building.
Bob Winters June 16, 2011 at 06:12 PM
Is it true the city is going to turn Wheeler Plaza into another Salvatore's Ghost Town, with unsold condos, empty ground floor retail space and limited parking?
Lin June 16, 2011 at 07:51 PM
I like Peets coffee and besides I am tired of looking at that vacant building. Regards to the Wheeler Plaza my concern is the parking. I hope their will be affordable units as part of the new revamp for the area. To the Council - no more restaurants!
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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