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Starbucks, Sherwin Williams stores approved in Poulsbo

rpi retailPoulsbo has approved plans for a retail complex that will house a Starbucks coffee shop and Sherwin-Williams paint store.

The stores will be constructed on a parcel directly north of CVS, off the intersection of Highway 305 and Hostmark Street (see inset image).

Starbucks will get a 2,000-square-foot shop with drive through. Sherwin-Williams will occupy a 4,000-square-foot space.

The Poulsbo planning director approved the project Aug. 1, according to a notice published by the city.

The applicant is PacLand-Seattle, which initially submitted plans for a coffee shop and restaurant on the site.

CVS sold the 1-acre parcel to Seattle-based RPI Poulsbo LLC. at the end of June for $1.175 million, according to county documents.

Sherwin Williams already signed a 10-year lease agreement with RPI Poulsbo, with a projected start date of May 2017.

I included a little more context in my original post on this project.

Corner Bakery opening in Silverdale as part of Washington expansion

Corner-Bakery-Cafe-Counter-ViewA Corner Bakery Cafe opening in Silverdale on Aug. 1 will be the second Washington location for the rapidly-growing chain.

The cafe will open in a space near the entrance to The Trails at Silverdale shopping center.

Corner Bakery’s menu includes pastries, hot breakfasts, sandwiches, soups, paninis, salads and pastas. Food is made to order and served at tables. Online ordering and catering also are available.

UnknownAccording to the release, the first 100 customers who visit the shop on opening day will receive a free travel mug with free coffee refills for a year, and have the chance to win free panini and pancakes for a year. The shop opens at 7 a.m. Aug. 1.

The Silverdale Corner Bakery Cafe is owned by franchise group Northwest Corner, LLC., according to a news release.

Northwest Corner opened the first Corner Bakery in Washington in Tukwila earlier this year, and plans establish 16 in the state.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Corner Bakery Cafe’s fresh, flavorful food to the West Sound community,” Jayson Levich with Northwest Corner said in the release. “Corner Bakery Cafe serves the kind of food people will crave after they try it.”

Founded in 1991, Corner Bakery has about 200 locations nationwide. The Dallas-based chain was purchased by an Atlanta private equity firm in 2011, according to its website.

Click here for the latest Trails at Silverdale business locations.

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Mora ice cream featured in Starbucks beverage

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An ambitious Kitsap ice cream company will get a shot of exposure this summer from the biggest name in coffee.

Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room is featuring scoops from Mora Iced Creamery in a new lineup of Affogato beverages, according to a news release.

Affogato is essentially a scoop of ice cream “drowned” in espresso.

Husband and wife team Ana Orselli and Jerry Perez founded Mora on Bainbridge Island in 2005, after immigrating from Argentina.

Perez said the chance to work with Starbucks was an unbelievable opportunity.

Mora Iced Creamery owner Jerry Perez in the new production facility that is under construction in Poulsbo on Friday, March 27, 2015. (MEEGAN M. REID / KITSAP SUN)
Jerry Perez in the Mora production facility in Poulsbo. MEEGAN REID / KITSAP SUN

“When I saw Starbucks had called on the caller ID, my first feeling is that I forgot something at my neighborhood Starbucks store,” Perez said in the news release.

“But when I learned they wanted to work with us, it was very emotional. For us to come to this country as immigrants and now get a call from Starbucks, all I could think was ‘Wow.’”

Mora has shops in Kingston, Poulsbo and on Bainbridge. The company recently opened a production facility on Viking Avenue, with plans to franchise locations across the country.

Starbucks, Sherwin-Williams proposed in Poulsbo

Starbucks_1414714707663_9393554_ver1.0_640_480Starbucks is continuing its shift to more driver-friendly stores in Kitsap with a proposal for a new location on Highway 305 in Poulsbo.

starbucksThe city received a permit application earlier this month for a 2,000-square-foot Starbucks coffee shop with drive-thru and 4,000-square-foot Sherwin-Williams paint store on a site adjacent to CVS, just north of Hostmark Street.

(Click the inset image for a rough locator.)

A site layout submitted to the city shows two standalone buildings. The Starbucks would be on the west side of the site, closest to the highway. The paint store would be situated on the east side. The drive-thru lanes would separate the buildings.

The applicant is PacLand Seattle, which has developed a number of retail centers in Washington and Oregon.

Starbucks has been busy in Kitsap of late. The Seattle coffee giant recently added stores with drive-thrus in Silverdale, Kingston and Poulsbo’s College Marketplace.

Starbucks relocated stores to the new buildings in Silverdale and College Marketplace. The proposed Highway 305 shop seems well positioned to replace the existing Starbucks in Poulsbo Village, near the recently-abandoned Albertsons.

Sherwin-Williams has outlets in Silverdale and Port Orchard. The company came close to placing a store in College Marketplace in 2011, but the deal was stalled by development restrictions negotiated by Walmart and Home Depot, according to court documents filed in a related lawsuit.

Port Orchard coffee shop gets flashy new look

The former Cutters Point coffee shop in Port Orchard debuted a flashy new look this month, with help from a Seattle neon company.

The Bethel Road shop has rebranded as YES Please! Coffee. For an eye-catching sign, the shop hired Western Neon, a company that’s created a number of iconic Seattle landmarks, including a remake of the Rainier Beer “R.”

12439380_10154018538452042_7126747352589088246_n“We have always hoped business would put more energy into Port Orchard,” YES Please! co-owner Devon Raney said in an email. “In an effort to stay current and put our money where our mouth is, we looked to Seattle for the trendy top end sign companies. Western Neon was the obvious choice.”

Western Neon documented the creation of the sign and posted a time-lapse video on YouTube.

Raney said the “YES Please!” name reflects an outlook on life he and his family embraced after Raney lost his vision nine years ago. 

“‘Yes’ to Port Orchard, to work, family and friends,” Raney said. “‘Please’ is the approach to humbleness that can disappear with success.”

You can find Yes Please! Coffee and its new neon sign at 4720 Bethel Road SE. See the shop’s Facebook page for more details. 

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Poulsbo café adding Bainbridge location

A popular Winslow café has moved. A busy Poulsbo café is expanding to take its place.

Roosters Café closed its Bjune Drive location this month and moved in with Thuy’s Pho House on Madison Avenue.

Emma and Wanda Winker

Roosters will be replaced on Bjune by Cups Espresso Café, which opened its first shop on Poulsbo’s Front Street in 2012. Cups owners hope to open on Bainbridge by mid-February.

Business at Cups in Poulsbo has grown 60 percent in the past three years, according to a news release. Owners Wanda and Sean Winker were looking for an opportunity to launch a second shop on the island.

“We’re excited to expand our operations to Bainbridge Island,” Wanda Winker said in the release.

“We have lived on Bainbridge more than six-years and it has been our goal to find the ideal location to serve our community with the same success we’ve had in Poulsbo.”

The Bainbridge Cups will offer the same selection of food and beverages as its Poulsbo counterpart, including Caffé Umbria espresso, beer, wine, pastries, quiche, strata, and sandwiches. Catering will be available.

See the Cups website and Facebook page for more updates.

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Starbucks opens in Kingston

Starbucks_1414714707663_9393554_ver1.0_640_480Kingston ferry commuters have a new coffee option.

Starbucks opened a store with drive-thru Monday next to Rite Aid on Highway 104, east of the Miller Bay Road intersection.

The café has seating for 50 and will employ 19 “partners,” according to a company spokeswoman. Store hours are 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily.

New Starbucks stores have been popping up all over the county in the past year. The first standalone Starbucks on Bainbridge Island opened in 2014, along with a Wheaton Way location in Bremerton.

Starbucks added a store and drive-thru at Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road in July. Another is planned for Poulsbo’s College Marketplace. 

The opening of the Kingston café brings the county’s Starbucks count to 21 (including Starbucks kiosks inside larger stores).

Starbucks, car wash approved in Poulsbo

Click to enlarge site plan

Kitsap is in line for yet another new Starbucks store.

The Poulsbo planning department recently approved an 8,500-square-foot retail building and 2,700-square-foot car wash on Olhava Way, across from Walmart.

A Starbucks store with drive-thru will occupy about 2,000-square feet of the retail building, according to a 10-year lease agreement recorded with the county last week. Starbucks already has a store in the College Marketplace commercial center, so this could be another case of relocation.

The new Bucklin Hill Starbucks

The Seattle-based coffee giant has been busy in Kitsap lately. Starbucks opened a new Kitsap Way store last year, followed by a new Bucklin Hill location in July. Another Starbucks is under construction on Highway 104 in Kingston. All of the new stores have drive-thrus.

The site plan for the Olhava Way development lists AT&T and Desert Sun Tanning as additional tenants for the retail space. Like Starbucks, Desert Sun has an existing College Marketplace location.

There is already a big wrinkle for the development plans. A large swath of vacant land in College Marketplace, including the two Olhava Way parcels proposed for the retail and car wash buildings, are set to be auctioned in a foreclosure sale in October. 

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Restaurant, coffee shop proposed next to Poulsbo CVS

RPIPoulsboS3C03 (PreApp)A restaurant and coffee shop could soon join CVS on Highway 305 in Poulsbo.

Two buildings are proposed for a parcel just north of the pharmacy: A 3,500-square-foot restaurant and 1,700-square-foot drive thru coffee shop (click image to enlarge plans). Thirty-five parking stalls would be provided.

CVS owns the property and recently listed it for sale. The applicant is Marty Jouflas of Seattle. A pre-application meeting for the new site plan is set for Aug. 18, according to a city notice.

A restaurant with drive thru was previously approved for the site. The reconfigured site plan requires a new application.

New Silverdale Starbucks opens, old store closes


Starbucks giveth and Starbucks taketh away.

A new Starbucks store with drive thru opened early Wednesday morning near the northeast corner of Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road. The previous Bucklin Hill location, next to Haggen, has closed.

“Starbucks is always looking for great locations to better meet the needs of our customers,” a spokeswoman for the coffee giant said in an email. 

Construction began this spring on the new 2,400-square-foot shop, which shares the corner with IHOP and Little Caesars Pizza.

The spokeswoman said the store will feature Starbucks Reserve, Starbuck’s line of small-batch roasted coffees. The location is also equipped with a Clover Brewing System. The store has a staff of 28.

With one store closing and another opening, Silverdale’s Starbucks count remains at three. A second store is located farther north on Silverdale Way. The third is inside Safeway.

Silverdale isn’t the only Kitsap town getting a new Starbucks. A store with drive thru is under construction in Kingston, at the corner of Highway 104 and Miller Bay Road, next to Rite Aid.

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