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Starbucks Aims for Downtown Corner

As long rumored and widely expected, the coffeehouse chain has submitted an application for the recently-vacated Eye Works shop at First and Main streets, according to the Napa Valley Register.

Napa city officials have confirmed that Starbucks Coffee has applied to make facade changes at the former location of at the corner of First and Main streets, according to a report in the .

While officials could not confirm the coffee chain has a lease agreement for the space, the Register reports that the application includes sign review and outdoor seating.

Members of the group Napa Local, which was formed in opposition to the rumored advent of a downtown Starbucks across the street from the , are pondering their next move, according to comments on the group's Facebook page Wednesday night.

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Matt Grantham May 30, 2012 at 02:09 PM
What happened to the other posts here?
Louisa Hufstader May 30, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Which ones, Matt? I don't think anything is missing here, but we have had a series of Starbucks articles with comments.
tom merle May 30, 2012 at 04:25 PM
Matt may be thinking of another thread where we traded barbs. Can't remember which one.
Louisa Hufstader May 30, 2012 at 04:54 PM
For our mutual convenience, I'm trying to tag these articles in such a way that they all end up here on this topic page: http://napa.patch.com/topics/occupy-napa-and-napa-local. Hoping that makes it easier to find earlier comments.
Matt Grantham May 31, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I could be wrong thanks for the responses

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