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Starbucks Remodel Almost Done; New Store Opens... THURSDAY

Coffee Cafe in the parking lot, caution tape, hard hats, pop-up tents, no drive-thru, and a line of confused customers: This has been the scene at the Dixon Starbucks since last Tuesday, but it will soon end.

UPDATE: The opening was bumped back to Thursday, August 29. The story below was done when scheduled reopening was Tuesday. 

STORY: Remodeling began almost a month ago in the store next to in Dixon. Last Tuesday, August 14, the construction migrated over to teh coffee shop itself.

Rather than closing the busy store, a temporary mobile cafe was built right in the parking lot, which according to employees is only the second store in the company's history to do this. The drive-thru was closed, however, in order to rebuild the structural side of the building and reroute the driveway.

When the store reopens Tuesday, expect to see new furniture, upgraded family-style bathrooms and more room for the employees to work -- making it more efficient for them to get you your morning coffee. You'll also see a redesigned drive thru for cars to ease around the corner and a fenced in front patio area with new furtinure.

Are you excited about Starbucks 2.0? What's your favorite coffee drink? 

Crystal D. August 24, 2012 at 09:00 PM
It hasn't stopped me from getting my coffee :) Gotta love the friendly service from the Dixon Starbucks! :) Can't wait til the re-opening!
Bil Paul August 25, 2012 at 03:56 AM
They'll need the extra room if the movie studio comes to town.
Marcy van der Linden August 25, 2012 at 02:21 PM
If I'm going to Starbucks, then I'll visit the one inside of Safeway. The staff is very nice and quick from taking your order to having it made and its done right!

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