Starbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue

Caleb J. Spivakrestaurants8 Comments

Popular coffee giant takes space at Midtown Place.

Starbucks coffee is opening another Midtown location.

The coffee giant will replace the now shuttered Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue, at 650 Ponce de Leon Avenue, inside the Midtown Place shopping center.

Coro Realty, the real estate company that owns Midtown Place, filed a permit with City of Atlanta Thursday for an interior remodel to the space.

Coro will spend an estimated $285,000 on renovations, according to the permit.

What Now Atlanta spoke to an off-duty cop in September when the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins closed. He was the first to tip us off that Starbucks would probably open at Midtown Place.

Starbucks isn’t the only coffee shop opening in that area. Ponce City Market, a mixed-use development that is under construction directly across the street, has secured Decatur’s Dancing Goats Coffee as its first tenant.

Starbucks was not immediately available for comment.

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Caleb J. SpivakStarbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue

8 Comments on “Starbucks to replace Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins on Ponce de Leon Avenue”

  1. moi

    Wow! I wonder how Starbucks was able to get Urbanist permission to put a new location in Midtown. He must have received his gubment check and been in a “good mood” that day.

  2. Urbanist

    Will be interesting to see how business turns out when dancing goat opens up across the street…

  3. AJ

    @Urbanist – I bet the effect is minimal (if any). Starbucks will have a surface lot (which I know you despise, but in a driving city like Atlanta, surface lots will win any day over a parking deck). However, I do like the fact that even though Starbucks clearly rules the coffee wars, there is still room for a place like Dancing Goat. I have no doubt Starbucks will thrive. I hope Dancing Goat does too.

  4. HT

    This location opened their doors today. It’s a big store, with seating for about 70 people. They’ve done something that neither Deckard’s nor Willy’s (which opened about two months ago) have been able to do–fill the small strip of parking at the southern edge of the shopping center that runs parallel to Ponce.

    I will continue to patronize Condesa and Octane for my coffee, but am happy to have this place in the neighborhood for a quick iced tea.

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