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Starbucks - TCC Center for Innovation (TCC Capitol Center)

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 20:01
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Location: 300 W Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL

Status: COMPLETE

Owner: City of Tallahassee 

Design: Architects Lewis + Whitlock, PA

Contractor: TBD

Website: ONLINE

Value of Improvements: $555,000.00

ETA: TBD

Description: Proposed for the plaza level of the Tallahassee Community College Capitol Center is a new Information Technology (IT) training center. The square footage of the proposed project area is currently undisclosed. In conjunction with the development to fit new Center for Innovation, a new Starbucks is under development. Future interior upgrades are anticipated in connection with this project details for which will be provided on this page when they are made available. The 34,207 SF Tallahassee Community College Capitol Center was originally constructed in 1997 as the Odyssey Science Center, later changed to the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science. WTXL-ABC 27 also occupies space on the plaza level of this building. 

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Re: Starbucks - TCC Center for Innovation (TCC Capitol Cente -- chudan
2017 Feb 07 11:17:37 AM
I don't know if people remember this, but there used to be another coffee shop on the other end of Kleman next to 101 called Hometown Coffee. It had great coffee and great staff, but horrible visibility. No one knew it was there and they had a hard time with the Plaza people about signage (permanent and temporary), use of plaza (for additional tables outside) and reasonable parking (someone literally had a tow service hauling cars off from Post Office lot when people were going to pickup coffee, even if there for less than 5 minutes).

Long and short of it they eventually went under because they could not improve their visibility and access. Surprise, when 101 took over location they immediately got okay-ed to put up much more signage, add a boatload of tables AND couches into plaza and were somehow granted parking rights at Post Office.

Now, look at Starbucks and their location. Its visible from the Capitol, City Hall, Kleman Plaza public space and Duval/Pensacola Streets. They have a nice big logo sign that is lit up at night and very visible. Its a 100 yards or less from Capitol, Supreme Court, City Hall, and other major offices. And depending on how its handled, people with call ahead or online ordered pickups might be able to use the area that was the former bus loading and unloading spot for the Museum. And I'm betting the TCC people will override the Plaza board and allow them outdoor seating at some point. All recipes for success.

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Comments from the Forums
Re: Starbucks - TCC Center for Innovation (TCC Capitol Cente -- chudan
2017 Feb 07 11:17:37 AM
I don't know if people remember this, but there used to be another coffee shop on the other end of Kleman next to 101 called Hometown Coffee. It had great coffee and great staff, but horrible visibility. No one knew it was there and they had a hard time with the Plaza people about signage (permanent and temporary), use of plaza (for additional tables outside) and reasonable parking (someone literally had a tow service hauling cars off from Post Office lot when people were going to pickup coffee, even if there for less than 5 minutes).

Long and short of it they eventually went under because they could not improve their visibility and access. Surprise, when 101 took over location they immediately got okay-ed to put up much more signage, add a boatload of tables AND couches into plaza and were somehow granted parking rights at Post Office.

Now, look at Starbucks and their location. Its visible from the Capitol, City Hall, Kleman Plaza public space and Duval/Pensacola Streets. They have a nice big logo sign that is lit up at night and very visible. Its a 100 yards or less from Capitol, Supreme Court, City Hall, and other major offices. And depending on how its handled, people with call ahead or online ordered pickups might be able to use the area that was the former bus loading and unloading spot for the Museum. And I'm betting the TCC people will override the Plaza board and allow them outdoor seating at some point. All recipes for success.
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