Starbucks secures Shirley location with town approval


Brookhaven’s town board on Thursday unanimously approved construction of a Starbucks in Shirley.

The new coffee shop will take shape in Floyd Harbor Center on Montauk Highway. The approved plan calls for a drive-through cafe with 17 interior seats, and another eight seats outside.

In order to move forward with its project, Starbucks needed the town to sign off on its plan for patio seating, as well as grant a special permit to operate a “major restaurant as part of a commercial center.”

Floyd Harbor Center has five other existing tenants: Applebee’s, Harbor Freight Tools, Aldi supermarket, an AT&T store, and a new medical campus operated by Northwell Health.

The town board’s decision came after a short public hearing that saw no public comment and a brief statements from Starbucks representatives.

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Town Supervisor Dan Panico said that he is “excited” about the Shirley project — the second Starbucks approved by the board in three weeks. In late April, Starbucks received the green light from the board to move forward on its plan to open a drive-through shop at 601 Portion Road in Ronkonkoma.

The 1,830-square-foot Shirley Starbucks will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 or 10 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 8 or 9 p.m. on Sunday.

This will be the first Starbucks in the Shirley area; the closest existing Starbucks is six miles away, inside the Stop & Shop on Patchogue Yaphank Road in Medford. Another Starbucks is also in the works up William Floyd by the new Walmart Supercenter in Yaphank. Tap the story below to read more.

Top image: Artist rendering of the approved Starbucks for Shirley.

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