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Starbucks Looks to Expand at Trancas

The addition of 441 square feet would include a storage space and a restroom at the Trancas Country Market in western Malibu.

The Starbucks Coffee at the Trancas Country Market is looking to expand as renovations of the shopping center are underway.

The plans call for the expansion of 441 square feet to include a bathroom and storage space.

The Malibu Planning Commission will consider a conditional use permit for the expansion at its Jan. 7 meeting at Malibu City Hall.

The shopping center is already under renovation, as permitted under a coastal development permit approved by the City Council in 2010.

The Starbucks plans also include the removal of a wall that separates the coffee shop from a 441 square foot storefront that is occupied by Drill Surf & Skate.

According to a city staff report, the expansion will not result in any additional seating at Starbucks. The permit does not include live entertainment or alcohol sales.

Cindy Vandor December 21, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Paige & Bo Dubbert, owners of Trancas shopping center, have NOT been good neighbors. The city has done nothing to compel them to fix obvious public safety dangers. Dear Planning Commissioners: where is the plan to protect the safety of the public? You must please say NO to Starbucks expanding, NO to opening this dangerous shopping center until there is a deceleration lane, right hand turn lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks to PCH, a safe and accessible waiting area and turn-around for the MTA bus, removal of all parking spaces that back out into traffic turning at highway speeds from PCH, a locked gate to the employee parking lot, and a plan for noise and lighting that respects Malibu's Dark Skies and the adjacent residential neighborhoods. Please Planning Commissioners, stand up for safety!
Marshall Thompson December 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
As a daily customer at the Postal Annex on Trancas I have been involved in several near-misses when coming around the right hand turn from PCH onto Trancas or parking on that limited strip. The parking and maneuvering situation there today is dangerous: cars blindly backing into oncoming traffic, severely limited number of spaces often occupied with delivery trucks, no safe place to turn around to return to PCH, no bus turn-around, fast downhill traffic on Trancas, plenty of pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Motorists used to be able to u-turn around in the Chevron station to return to PCH but recently the station people seem to be parking cars to block that alternative. The points Hans and Cindy repeatedly make are spot on. The City needs to get it's rear in gear and address the many legitimate public safety concerns about this intersection linked to the market redevelopment.
Malibu December 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Also the line ups at that Starbucks are ridiculous. We need it to be less user friendly so that people don't go and I get my triple spiced grande no fat double stirred steamed soy milk peppermint tea faster on my way to the dog park.
R Y A N December 21, 2012 at 07:17 PM
Incremental CUP's during a total remodel are developer tactics. The whole Point Dume shopping center got screwed-up because it didn't have Hearings for its major remodel, leaving parking, sewage, and lighting to try-to-get-away-with-it and error. Perhaps denial for this Starbucks expansion is appropriate given the existing traffic circulation problems, both internal and external to this shopping center, and all other remaining public hazards and obvious deficiencies. No dessert until you finish dinner.
Terry December 22, 2012 at 03:29 PM
i oppose the starbucks how about a burger king instead?

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