The Bradenton Herald reports that there is a possibility that a stand alone Starbucks could be built in downtown Bradenton.
"As long as a special-use request passes city muster, a Starbucks store with outdoor seating and a drive-through will be built at the southeast corner of Manatee Avenue East and First Street, across the street from Manatee Memorial Hospital."
"The hospital's proximity and the daily volume of traffic passing through the intersection helped lure the national coffee retailer."
"An average of 79,500 vehicles per day drove through the intersection in 2006, according to traffic data from the Florida Department of Transportation."
Ok, now I know people love their coffee and everything, but people crossing Manatee Ave from the hospital to get to the Starbucks, even with the cross walks is going to be like playing Frogger I think!! YIKES! Plus with all the one way streets downtown, doesn't it make it harder for people to get to some of these places? Maybe not when it comes to coffee...LOL...people will probably do anything at 7am to get there.
At any rate, If it's approved it will be finished within a year.