The Pleasanton Planning Commission has approved plans by Starbucks to build a drive-up/walk up-only coffee shop in the Rose Pavilion just off the I-580/Santa Rita Road interchange.
The stand-alone kiosk will be in the parking lot in front of the 99 Ranch Market at the eastern edge of the pavilion. It will have no indoor or outdoor seats for customers, who will order their food and beverages either from their car at drive-up windows or by walking up to a separate pedestrian window.
The only change in Starbucks plan was a directive by planners to install signage to guide pedestrians safely to the walk-up window.
Rose Pavilion is an 189,000-square-foot triangular-shaped retail center bordered by Santa Rita and Rosewood Drive. Major tenants in addition to 99 Ranch Market are Macy's Furniture, Carpetland and a new CVS Pharmacy, which replaced an older pharmacy building across from 99 Ranch Market that is now a Halloween costume store.
At its Oct. 21 meeting, the commission also accepted a bid by Genius Kids to open a child daycare center and preschool with an outdoor play area in the Vintage Hills Shopping Center. The facility will be on the Palomino Drive side of the center, near New Leaf Community Markets on Bernal Avenue.