Starbucks Parking Problem Solved: The Follow-Up

Supposedly in Seattle, 2 Starbuckses squat directly opposite each other, across a street.

That’s not happening in Westport. But it’s close.

As reported first on “06880” last October, the Starbucks near the Sherwood Diner is moving. Its new home is across the Post Road, the former Arby’s. That puts it even closer to another Starbucks: the cafe in Barnes & Noble, a few yards away.


Arby’s is empty now (nothing new). After refurbishing, the site — formerly Burger King, and before that Carrols — will be open.

It will include a drive-through, for vanilla mocha pumpkin toffee nut latte-lovers who don’t even want to park.

Not that they ever could.


18 responses to “Starbucks Parking Problem Solved: The Follow-Up

  1. For parents that have to contend with taking kids in and out of car seats or waking a sleeping child this is a god send. Personally not a fan of Starbucks but want to give the dissenting view to some.

  2. Kara Burritt

    Is there any word on what will move into the existing Starbucks site after it relocates?

  3. If I’m not mistaken, every Starbucks is owned by the parent company. These are not franchises competing with one another. If the demand is present, it’s much easier just to rent another storefront and open another Starbucks than try and enlarge or remodel an existing one.

  4. John Hartwell

    “Not that they ever could”!!! LOL

  5. Jerry MacDaid

    Thank goodness. Our long Westport nightmare is over!!!!

  6. Michael Nuzzo

    Cars trying to turn left out of the new location will be a big traffic and safety problem.

  7. You don’t have to go all the way to Seattle to see Starbucks across the street from each other. It’s actually pretty common. Even here in little Lawrence, KS (pop.: 8 Starbucks) we have a freestanding Starbucks directly across the street from a branch in a supermarket–and a third one just down the street.

  8. Sharon Paulsen

    We have one (I think only one 🤔) Starbucks in Trumbull.

    It has outdoor cafe seating and it’s always busy.

    I don’t go there (lol).

    (Didn’t the BKing have a “no left turn” at one point, because poor visibility/dangerous spot on post road?)

  9. Don Willmott

    Do you realize how much I’ll miss your Starbucks parking posts? This blog will never be the same!

  10. The leopard does not change its spots. I have full faith that the patrons who migrate across the street will be equally inept in their new home.

  11. Brian Faucher

    “I’ve seen the end of the universe, and it happens to be in the United States and, oddly enough, it’s in Houston, Texas. I know — I was shocked, too. Imagine my surprise when I left a comedy club one day and walked to the end of the block, and there on one corner was a Starbucks, and across the street from that Starbucks, in the exact same building as that Starbucks, there was — a Starbucks. I looked back and forth, thinking the sun was playing tricks with my eyes. That there was a Starbucks across from a Starbucks — and that, my friends, is the end of the universe.”

    -Lewis Black