Starbucks planned for Glenville Town Center

Coffee shop and Chase bank would share building now housing Hallmark card store
Scott's Hallmark Shop located in the Hannaford Plaza in Glenville is the proposed site for Starbucks.
Scott's Hallmark Shop located in the Hannaford Plaza in Glenville is the proposed site for Starbucks.

GLENVILLE — Glenville could be getting a free-standing Starbucks cafe, along with a new bank.

Plans to be considered by the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday would see a 5,000-square-foot building near the Route 50 side of the Hannaford Plaza converted from a Hallmark store into an outpost of the ubiquitous coffee chain and a Chase bank branch.

Starbucks would be expected to occupy about 2,000 square feet, while the Chase branch would occupy 3,000 square feet. The Hallmark store would move into existing vacant space in the Hannaford Plaza.

“I think it’s all good,” said Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle. “I think it shows the strength of the Glenville market right now.”

The Target and Market 32 stores elsewhere in the Town Center commercial area each have small interior Starbucks counters, but this would be the first free-standing Starbucks in Glenville. The Target and Market 32 Starbucks are expected to continue operating.

The plans require a site plan review by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Starbucks is also seeking a conditional use permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals for a drive-thru window. The actions anticipated on Monday include a preliminary site plan review and a possible recommendation to the Zoning Board of Appeals on the conditional use permit application.

The plaza, an integral part of the town’s Town Center around Route 50 and Glenridge Road, is owned by Benderson Development of Buffalo. Elsewhere in the plaza, construction continues on a Five Guys hamburger chain restaurant near the Hannaford supermarket, in a spot formerly occupied by a hardware store. Five Guys is expected to open in about late September, Koetzle said.

“We have another major brand we’re talking to about Town Center,” Koetzle added.

A groundbreaking is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, on a new sidewalk that will run along Glenridge Road to the Woodhaven residential development. The grant-funded $190,000 project will increase the walkability in the Town Center area, Koetzle said.

Reach Gazette reporter Stephen Williams at 518-395-3086, [email protected] or @gazettesteve on Twitter.

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