Any hopes that Starbucks’ move across the Post Road would solve its parking problems were dashed, in less time than it takes for a barista to whip up your drink and call your name.
The new location increases the coffee shop’s parking spots from 24 to a whopping 26.
So instead of parking across the street at Patio.com, the overflow now spills over to the power transformer station next door.
And while a drive-thru window sounds great, it might be one of those be-careful-what-you-wish for ideas.
It was no problem for Arby’s (and before that, Burger King), because no one ever went there.
Now it’s packed. It’s just a matter of time before heavily caffeinated drivers start backing up into folks waiting in the drive-thru line.
The good news is: There’s another Starbucks a few yards away, in Barnes & Noble.
The bad news: That parking lot sucks too.