DRIVE-Thru Coffee Shop Plan Brewing Again For Glasgow Site

24 April, 2023 | Food and Drink

A STARBUCKS is now being proposed for a Glasgow car park site that was approved for drive-thru cafe use more than five years ago.

Euro Garages Ltd want to develop part of the Co-op car park at Crown Street, beside Laurieston Road in the Gorbals.

Planning permission for a drive-thru was granted in January 2018. It was anticipated that a Tim Hortons coffee shop would be built but the development did not go ahead.

The consent was valid for the standard three year period but is still valid because any permission that was due to expire during the covid emergency period of 7 April 2020 to 30 September 2022 is deemed to be automatically extended.

A statement submitted with the new proposal explains: “Euro Garages Ltd have (conditionally) acquired the subject site and intend to operate the café unit as a Starbucks coffee shop.

“Accordingly, Euro Garages require a change to the size and design of the unit, together with changes to the site layout.”

The alterations are described as “relatively modest” but Glasgow City Council have requested the submission of a completely new application instead of the matter being progressed by seeking to amend the planning conditions attached to the earlier proposal.

The statement continues: “It is argued that the principle of a café use, with drive thru facilities and associated car parking, cycle parking and landscaping on the subject site is established via the extant planning permission.”

If approved by Glasgow City Council officials, the cafe would be open 7am to 11pm seven days a week. There would be no outside seating area.

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