Starbucks is looking to deposit a new standalone location in a West End shopping center where it already has an in-line storefront.
The Seattle-based coffee chain has plans for a new-construction store at the Gayton Crossing shopping center, where it would be built on top of what is now a Virginia Credit Union ATM kiosk.
The new café, according to a plan of development filed with Henrico County, would have a drive-thru, something Starbuck’s existing Gayton Crossing store at 1366 Gaskins Road #22 doesn’t feature.
It’s unclear exactly what will happen to that existing store or what the construction timeline is on the new cafe. Starbucks declined to comment for this story.
A sign seen attached to the Virginia Credit Union ATM on Thursday stated the ATM “will no longer be available due to new commercial construction” as of April 15.
Titan Construction Group is handling the design and construction of the new Starbucks.
Starbucks has made a habit over the last couple of years of replacing non-drive-thru locations in the Richmond area with those that have a drive-thru. It moved out of its in-line Libbie-Grove cafe last year and opened a new cafe with a drive-thru nearby at Libbie Mill Midtown in November.
It did the same in Willow Lawn in 2019 and in the redeveloped Arch Village Shopping Center at 9131-9219 Midlothian Turnpike in Chesterfield last year.
Gayton Crossing, which is owned by Atlanta-based New Market Properties, also this year added restaurant Les Crepes, which is relocating from Stony Point Fashion Park. The shopping center also lost a tenant when PetValu moved out in the wake of closing all its stores nationwide.